On Women’s Day, Maninagar Railway Station In Gujarat Gets All Women Crew All-women staff of theMumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express. (Piyush Goyal/Twitter)

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Maninagar railway station in Gujarat becomes the first in the state to have an all-women staff.

With this move, Maninagar becomes the fourth in India to be run by an all-women team. Matunga (Central Railway) was the first, followed by Gandhinagar railway station, Jaipur, the second station in India to be run by an all-women staff. Ajni railway station near Nagpur recently became third all-woman station in the country.

According to Mumbai Mirror, Western Railways plans to create history by marking International Women's Day with several other initiatives and activities.

Giving more power to women representation, Ahmedabad-Mumbai Shatabdi Express has an all-women ticket checking crew through the day. The train will be the first in India to have only woman ticketing staff - six Travelling Ticket Examiners (TTEs). Currently, two women TTEs work on the train every day.

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