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Matunga station becomes first in India to hire only women, enters record book

Updated on: 08 January,2018 04:40 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Rajendra B Aklekar |

Six months after Matunga railway station becomes first in the country to hire only women, the station finds mention in the Limca Book of Records for 2018

Matunga station becomes first in India to hire only women, enters record book


 The all-women staff at Matunga station includes the station manager, pointsperson, booking staff, ticket checkers, RPF cops and sweeper, among others Pic/ Pradeep DhivarThe all-women staff at Matunga station includes the station manager, pointsperson, booking staff, ticket checkers, RPF cops and sweeper, among others Pic/ Pradeep Dhivar

Nearly six months after Central Railway's Matunga station became the first in the country to be run by an all-women staff, it has entered the Limca Book of Records 2018 for the rare feat. CR had, in July 2017, appointed 34 women at the station. The team includes a station manager, pointsperson, booking staff, ticket checkers, RPF cops and sweeper, among others. "We have a unique comfort zone," Mamta V Kulkarni, the team leader and station manager, who was also CR's first women stationmaster in the Mumbai division, back in 1992, said.




"I have worked in the railways for nearly 30 years now and have previously been posted at Mumbai CST and Kurla. But, this idea of having an all-female staff is unique and fascinating," Kulkarni said.



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