Surekha Yadav: Asia’s first woman loco pilot Surekha Yadav has now started driving Vande Bharat Express. He ran a train from Solapur to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on Monday. Surekha Yadav had already earned a name all over Asia, but now as the first woman loco pilot, she became the first woman Vande Bharat Express loco pilot on the Central Railway and in her own account, by driving the Solapur-CSMT Vande Bharat Express train. Entered the achievement.
Surekha Yadav was felicitated at platform number 8 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. “She was grateful to have got the opportunity to drive the new age state-of-the-art technology Vande Bharat train,” said a Central Railway press release.
The release further said, ‘The train left Solapur on time and reached CSMT 5 minutes ahead of time.’
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav introduced Surekha on Twitter. He tweeted, ‘Smt. Surekha Yadav, the first woman loco pilot of Vande Bharat Express.’
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
Surekha, who hails from Satara, Maharashtra, became India’s first woman train driver in 1988 and has been honored with several awards at the state and national level for her achievements.