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Women take care of station

Dhanbad, March 8: Thirty-two women posted on Dhanbad station today proved that they could manage the premises just as well as their male counterparts.

The fair force, who were entrusted with the responsibility as part of Women’s Day celebrations, showed that they could not just be friendly at the counters, but also strict at nabbing ticketless rogues.

The 12-hour drill started at 6am when senior railway staff Sarita Prasad took over as station master, while RPF sub-inspectors Simpy Kumari and Shabnam were entrusted with security.

A.Toppo took over as announcer, while G. Kumari and Sanju Soa were seen asking passengers for tickets.

“Why do you come in at the last moment buy tickets and start panicking when train comes on the platform,” A. Toppo asked a passenger.

Later, Eastern Central Railway Women Welfare Organisation chairperson Sindhuja Singh and secretary Shikha Singh inspected the station.

They also boarded Dhanbad-Alleppey Express and asked women passengers about problems they faced on trains.

When asked about their experiences during the day, Sarita, G.Kumari, Simpy and others said if provided an opportunity, they could prove they were not inferior to their male counterparts.

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