Pratibha Sharma and Prachi Sharma: The Women Who Ran Lucknow Metro’s Trial Run

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On Dec. 1, Lucknow turned into the principal city to dispatch its metro trials with two ladies prepare administrators in charge. Pratibha Sharma and Prachi Sharma of Allahabad were in the driver’s seat.

The choice was made by the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) to give more perceivability to ladies drivers. At the point when 97 positions opened for prepare administrators in LMRC, around 19% of the applications got were from ladies. LMRC wound up procuring 21 ladies in accordance with the UP government’s 20% reservation arrangement for ladies in government employments.

Excepting Chennai, other Indian urban communities with metro frameworks utilize under 3% ladies prepare administrators.

“We have picked two ladies administrators to drive the Metro prepare before the CM and open surprisingly. Our ladies prepare administrators are so sure and eager to drive it that they wished to take lead in the trials. They have experienced thorough preparing, both at the Center of Excellence of LMRC and hands-on preparing at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation,” LMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav told Times of India.

Pratibha has a degree in gadgets and correspondence building while Prachi has finished a confirmation in electrical designing. They joined LMRC as station controller-cum-prepare administrators in June.

“I don’t know how to express my satisfaction in words,” the noticeably euphoric Prachi said to a Zee News columnist. “We are extremely glad that we are driving Lucknow’s first metro.”

The two ladies drove the four-mentor prepare on a 6 km extend covering six stations. The trial run began from Transport Nagar Metro Depot and finished at the Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow.