Surekha Yadav becomes first woman loco pilot of Vande Bharat Express train
New Delhi: Nari Shakti is now on track as Surekha Yadav became the first woman loco pilot of the Vande Bharat Express train.
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Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw took to his Twitter handle to share the news and wrote Vande Bharat "powered by Nari Shakti."
Vande Bharat - powered by Nari Shakti.
Smt. Surekha Yadav, the first woman loco pilot of Vande Bharat Express. pic.twitter.com/MqVjpgm4EO — Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) March 13, 2023
Yadav now runs the Vande Bharat on the Mumbai-Pune-Solapur route.
Vande Bharat express was started in 2019. The first Vande Bharat Express train was flagged off on New Delhi-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi route.
Earlier, in February, Prime Minister Narendra flagged off the Vande Bharat Express train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)- Solapur.