TIRUPATI: In a significant development, South Central Railway (SCR), Guntakal division, chose Chandragiri railway station in Chittoor district as all women station. Though the concept was not new in Indian Railways or even in SCR, it will be the first in Guntakal division. SCR General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav will formally inaugurate the ‘all women railway station’ on Tuesday.
Accordingly, station master, booking clerks, security, points staff and sub staff will be women only in the station. The male staff working there now will be replaced by women from Tuesday onwards. This was aimed at empowering women and encourage them to show their potential, said Tirupati Station Director K Satyanarayana.
The GM will also inaugurate sanitary napkin vending machine in ladies waiting room in Tirupati railway station. Users can get on napkin by dropping a Rs.5 coin in it and dispense the used ones which will be burnt automatically, he said.