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2 females appointed as loco pilots in northern railway

punjab Updated: Aug 31, 2016 15:42 IST
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(From left) Sandhya and Anjali (HT Photos)

Two females joined as ‘loco pilot’ in the northern railway division, Ferozepur, on Tuesday.

With this, the two, namely Anjali and Sandhya, have become the first females to join as ‘loco pilot’ of northern railway division, catering the needs of largest rail network including at Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir.

“It’s a challenging task but I will try my best to come up to the expectations of all,” said Anjali, daughter of ex-serviceman Samayvir Singh, and native of Gautambudh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.

“It’s my dream to run the fastest train of Indian railways on tracks,” remarked Sandhya, daughter of Lal Bahadur Shah, a farmer and resident of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Anuj Parkash, divisional railway manager, Ferozepur said, “The duo had undergone vigorous training for engine training at Tughlaqabad in Ghaziabad and traffic management at Chandosi, for more than eight months and will initially run goods trains.”