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Dec 21 2016 (16:38)  First women metro pilots of Lucknow awarded with RLB Bravery Award 2016 - Times of India (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita*^  35841 news posts
LUCKNOW: Pratibha and Prachi Sharma, two of the Lucknow Metro station controllers-cum-train operators (SCs/TOs), have been awarded with the prestigious Rani Laxmi Bai Bravery Award, 2016 by the Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday. This award was given to them by Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for being the first train operators during the trial run of Lucknow Metro train on December 1, 2016.
Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) said that it is a great honour for the female employees of the organisation who have been felicitated with this award even before the public run of metro train. The award comprises a certificate which was given to Pratibha and Prachi Sharma at a function organised in Lok Bhavan Auditorium, Vidhan
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Sabha Marg, Lucknow.
Both of them expressed their happiness on being honoured and recognised in such a fabulous way by the state government. Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, LMRC congratulated both the girls on their success and wished them good luck for their bright future. He said these female station controllers-cum-train operators (SCs/TOs), including 17 others have truly made LMRC proud by choosing this profession in Lucknow Metro.
The train operator's job is generally considered a male dominated job because of the physical work and attentiveness it requires but because of the 20% horizontal reservation policy of the state government in all government jobs, LMRC has recruited 20% women pilots for driving metro train. The trains would be open for public use from March 26, 2017. These pilots would be trained under experts of metro to focus while driving and pay close attention to details.
Rani Laxmi Bai Bravery Award constituted by the state government, is meant to signify bravery and outstanding achievement of women in every walks of life. It is dedicated to honour their hardships and achievements while performing their
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