“You Are in Safe Hands” Quoted Woman Who Drove Chennai’s First Metro

The Logical Indian

June 30th, 2015 / 1:33 PM

Steered by a young woman, the first train of the Chennai Metro Rail chugged off from Alandur Station on Monday after being flagged off via live video from the State Secretariat by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The first train which left at 12.15 PM from Alandur to Koyambedu was driven by A Preethi, a 28 year old diploma holder in engineering from Government Dharmambal Polytechnic College here. She was trained for a year and half like others in Chennai and in Delhi for the purpose.

“I am excited, my daughter’s dream of becoming a loco pilot of Metro Rail has come true,” Preethi’s father R Anbu told PTI. He explained how his daughter was chasing her dream of becoming a loco pilot after the metro rail project began taking shape.

“She quit her first job, applied for a job in Chennai Metro rail, and she was the first woman to get selected. Three other women joined as pilots after her and I am happy that she was successful,” he said with joy.

The route of the train has been mainly on the busy 100 ftroad and would cater to lakhs of commuters when fully completed. The 45 km Metro Rail project is estimated to cost Rs 14,600 crore and would cover two routes– the 23.085 km Wannarapet to Airport section– and the 21.961 km stretch from Chennai Central to St.Thomas Mount.

 

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