Timeline
 Travel Tip
 Trip
 Race
 Social
 Greeting
 Poll
 Img
 PNR
 Pic
 Blog
 News
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 Convention
 Monitor
 Admin
 Followed
 Rating
 HJ
 Vote
 Pred
 @
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
 Pvt
Forum Super Search
 ↓ 
×
HashTag:
Freq Contact:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Search
  Go  
Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
 
Sun Jul 22 07:24:19 IST
Home
Trains
ΣChains
Atlas
PNR
Forum
Gallery
News
FAQ
Trips
Login
Feedback
PostPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 2374283
Posted: Aug 08 2017 (12:44)

No Responses Yet
  
Rail News
0 Followers
416 views
Other News
Aug 08 2017 (12:43)   Metro’s only woman driver redies for the job | Nagpur News

Jayashree*^   40501 news posts
Entry# 2374283   News Entry# 311095         Tags   Past Edits
Nagpur: If you are asked to conjure up an image of a Metro train operator a man will come to your mind. However, this is no longer true. Among the seventeen train operators employed by Mahametro for Nagpur operations is one woman - Sumedha Meshram. The thirty-two year old engineer doesn't feel that she is doing anything out of the way but is doing a responsible job just like her male colleagues. TOI talked to Sumedha, who is excited about the trial run. The excerpts:
Q: What made you choose this career? Were you interested in trains right from your childhood?
A:
...
more...
No, I am an engineer so I only wanted to do a technical job in public sector. When I was in Delhi to prepare for competitive exams, I came to know that there were vacancies for train operator in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). I applied and got the job after appearing for a number of tests. I worked in Delhi Metro for seven years.
Q: Why did you join Nagpur Metro?
A: I am from Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh. My family is presently settled in Gondia. I wanted to be near them. Moreover, I have never participated in a trial run. It is an exciting phase of a Metro project and there is a lot of scope for growth. So I want to be a part of it.
Q: Tell us something about yourself.
A: I did my schooling from Balaghat and then did BE (Electronics & Communication) from Government Engineering College, Rewa. I then went to Delhi for competitive exams tuitions and then joined DMRC.
Q: Did your parents support your decision to become a train operator?
A: They fully supported me. They wanted me to have a career of my own and were happy when I joined DMRC.
Q: How was your experience in Delhi Metro?
A: It was great. When I joined DMRC in 2010 there were many women working with it including as train operators and station controllers. I worked as a train operator for four years and station controller for three years. There were some challenges but never a major problem. I worked morning and evening shifts but was never asked to work in the night shift.
Q: What is the difference between Nagpur and Delhi Metros?
A: Nagpur's system is little advanced. I underwent a five-week training in Hyderabad Metro and now I am confident of doing the job. Both jobs are full of responsibility. You are responsible for over 1,000 people.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: I want to make the trial run successful. Then I plan to appear for Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) exams once again. I had appeared for it once and now wan't to have a try again.

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Wed Aug 1
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Mon Aug 6
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Tue Aug 21
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Mon Nov 19

  
  

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 3645007
    Jul 20 (03:28PM)


    This is an advance notice of an upcoming change: 1. We shall be removing the Login/Forum section from the RailCal app as it is cumbersome, buggy and lacking in features. . 2. We shall soon be introducing a dedicated app called "Rail Messenger" for both Android and iOS, for all blogging/messaging purposes. The app...
  • Entry# 3644431
    Jul 20 (12:42PM)


    The following changes are being made: 1. To restore the fun back to PNR Predictions, PNR Predictions will NOT be hidden anymore. PNR Predictions by members can be seen by ALL, before and after Charting. New members often look towards our expert predictors for hints, and we are reinstanting that. . 2. To better...
  • Entry# 3601043
    Jul 04 (12:36PM)


    @all: While we do nominally allow multiple IDs, these multiple IDs are NOT allowed to engage in misuse and "mischief". Voting multiple times in the same poll using multiple IDs, rating each other IDs' blogs using multiple IDs, etc. are classified as "gross misuse". . This is an advance notice that some of the...
  • Entry# 3555168
    Jun 20 2018 (10:33PM)


    @all: IRI is a PUBLIC information website, like Wikipedia. The voluntarily posted Blogs, Train/Station Tips, Train/Station Pics, Polls, Train TTs, PNRs, etc. comprise the permanent publicly viewable and searchable repository of IRI. A PUBLIC info website is unlike WhatsApp, FaceBook, Instagram, etc. where people post personal pics and other stuff, which CAN...
  • Entry# 3535285
    Jun 15 2018 (08:28PM)


    This is a clarification to all members regarding our Forum Guidelines and the FM Group. SWs are issued for very clear cases of abuse and misbehaviour by a member. . At this time, we have had many members against whom SW is issued claim that: "I am a long-time member of IRI, and have...
  • Entry# 3444356
    May 23 2018 (12:09PM)


    @all: With the introduction of the pre-moderation scheme for new IDs described here Blog Entry# 3443990-1 and Entry# 3441062 , following is a summary of Forum Guidelines in effect: . 1. Blog Posts by new IDs appear in public ONLY AFTER scrutiny and approval by FMs. A member may create as many Fake IDs as...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy