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Aug 08 2017 (12:43)   Metro’s only woman driver redies for the job | Nagpur News

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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?
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.

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