News By/Courtesy: Devodatta Choudhury | 26 Aug 2019 17:53pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Maharashtra Government has selected tribal women for driving the Maharashtra State Road Transport.
  • This initiative is first taken by the Maharashtra Government and as many as 163 women drivers have been selected for this project.
  • The former President Pratibha Patil inaugurated the initiative taken by the corporation to employ women as bus drivers.

The Maharashtra Government has selected tribal women for driving the Maharashtra State Road Transport. This initiative is first taken by the Maharashtra Government as many as 163 women drivers will be selected for this project. They will have to undergo a training of driving heavy transport and thus later will be given the job to run the state bus service of Maharashtra.

The former President Pratibha Patil inaugurated the initiative taken by the corporation to employ women as bus drivers. She suggested that not to send women driversaway from their homes at night, to maintain their safety and security should be the prime importance of the corporation. She has also asked the government to ensure that the women drivers should be provided with a safe place at night in case if they have to stay outside of their homes at night.

Pratibha Patil also said that all the women should be provided with education as it will take the nation towards its development. She also added that the tribal community is a community with its rich culture and heritage of our country, they are one of the most important part of our culture.

Minister Divakar Ravte said the government will focus on the security and safety of women drivers as they have taken first such initiative in the country.

Section Editor: Shrishti Mittal | 26 Aug 2019 18:31pm IST


Tags : #women #maharashtagovernment #buses #femaledrivers #transportcorporation

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