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Motorwoman starts field training

Railway’s first motorwoman has started Priti Kumari (33) has started her field training.

mumbai Updated: Feb 23, 2010 01:26 IST

Railway’s first motorwoman has started Priti Kumari (33) has started her field training.

On Monday, she handled the 12.42 pm Virar local starting from Churchgate.

“She is in the learning stage and is under a senior motorman who is teaching her and giving knowledge of the entire route till Virar,” said a WR motorman on condition of anonymity.

Kumari is presently getting trained on the precise speed of trains, the dangerous curves on tracks, functions of signals and other minute details.

“This is a normal learning process that every motorman has to undergo,” said WR chief PRO, S. Gupta.

Kumari would independently begin running local trains from August once she completes her training.

As a motorwoman, Kumari will have to drive trains in all three shifts and work for irregular and long hours.