MUMBAI: Manisha Mhaske-Ghorpade and Mumtaz Kazi from Central Railway determined to not keep residence when native trains resumed operations a couple of week in the past. The 2 motorhome reported for obligation within the time of COVID and operated trains on the Primary and Harbour traces.
They weren’t the one girls to step out. In a present of grit, greater than two dozen girls throughout varied job features – station managers, reserving clerks, ticket checkers, RPF personnel, sanitation employees – got here out to do their bit to run suburban trains for important service workers. The CR has ferried near 35,000 important staffers and people from non-public well-being sector a day. Manisha Mhaske-Ghorpade, the motor woman, was in full security gear, face protect and masks, whereas working the CSMT-Panvel practice on Friday. Mumtaz Kazi motored a neighbourhood from Thane to CSMT and again. She mentioned she was grateful to the railways for offering security gear.
CR chief spokesperson Shivaji Sutar mentioned, “We’re happy with these girls staffers coming to work to deal with their duties.”
Mamta Chaudhary, sub-inspector, RPF, Belapur mentioned: “Now we have a major variety of girls in RPF who at the moment are deployed round the clock for the security of stations, railway premises, trains and commuters.”
Bageshree Khopade, head ticket-checker of Matunga station, mentioned all-girls ticket-checkers from Matunga are presently denote at Dadar the place fast trains halt. Our job is to take care of a strict vigil on all commuters and make sure that exclusively factual one’s journey. It’s a robust job as many alight from practice and we’ve to make sure that solely these with legitimate id playing cards and people recognized as ‘important service employees’ by the state authorities journey. We additionally verify for legitimate tickets and passes as a group comprising girls TCs,” she mentioned.
Kavita Mendonca, the chief reserving supervisor at Byculla, mentioned: ” It’s little question a scary state of affairs and regardless of masks and protecting gear, one can nonetheless make a mistake and get contaminated. Nevertheless, I’m proud that when most others are working from residence, I’m on the market serving the society throughout a disaster state of affairs. It additionally makes my household and buddies really feel happy with me.”