As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the public, the Gudum-Bhanupratappur rail-line, it is interesting to note that the train service was totally operated by women staffers of the Raipur Rail Mandal.
The demu train inaugurated on this rail line was also green flagged by the Prime Minister Modi.
What was outstanding about this train service is that all staffers including loco pilot, guard, ticket clerk, porter are women.
It is also being seen as step towards commitment of the Railways to empower women.
The loco pilot in this particular train is Pratibha Bansod.
She is known to have acquired diploma in electrical engineering and is serving the Indian Railways since August 10 of 1999.>