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28-Year-Old Woman Flags Off First Metro In Chennai & Makes The City Proud

28-Year-Old Woman Flags Off First Metro In Chennai & Makes The City Proud

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Driving trains and metros are still a man’s domain, where women rarely enter.

A. Preethi, a 28-year-old diploma holder in engineering, made history by becoming the first female metro operator Chennai has ever seen.

The first train of the Chennai Metro Rail which left at 12.15 pm from Alandur Station to Koyambedu was flagged off by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

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A. Preethi, completed her diploma in electrical and electronics engineering from Government Dharmambal Polytechnic College in Chennai. Soon after, she was trained for a year and half in Chennai and in Delhi, after which she joined along with three other women who joined as pilots.

She always dreamt of driving the locomotive some day, ever since the metro project began.

“I am excited, my daughter’s dream of becoming a loco pilot of Metro Rail has come true,” a proud Preethi’s father R Anbu exclaimed.

People posted photos and videos on the social network, even CSK welcomed the city’s first metro train on Twitter.

The fare chart will vary from Rs 10 to Rs 40.

Swanky Alandur metro station, the biggest in Chennai, was brimming with activity, with enthusiastic passengers eager to board the first metro train.

“I wanted to board the first metro train, I hope metro makes travel easier and a pleasure,” said K Ramesh a young executive.

Having a woman driver will help improve the image of the metro service of Chennai and she will act as a source inspiration for girls who want to do something different for the country.

Source: India Today

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