New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ interacted with Loco Pilot Sireesha Gajini who has driven the 7th Oxygen Express. He complimented Sireesha as an embodiment of woman power.
Prime Minister stated that mothers and sisters would be proud to hear that one oxygen express is being run fully by women. Every woman of the country will feel proud of that. Not just that, every Indian will feel proud.
Sireesha expressed Railways has been supportive in this endeavour and facilitated quick transport through the ‘Green corridor’ for Oxygen Express.
Responding to the Prime Minister, she said that her parents were her inspiration. Her father encouraged all his children.
Loco Pilot Sireesha Gajini, Assistant Loco Pilots Aparna NP, Neelam Kumari have been part of various Oxygen Express trains driven from Jolarpettai Junction to Bengaluru. They have taken up the responsibility when their turn came up, for driving these trains, readily. These women who have forayed into what was till now considered as the forte of men will emerge as shining examples of hope for many girls dreaming of a career in Railways, in frontline roles.