DTC gets first woman driver, from Telangana
news Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 05:30
Thirty-year-old Vankadarath Saritha was on Friday inducted as the first woman driver of Delhi Transport Corporation here.¬†Transport minister Gopal Rai lauded Saritha, who belongs to Telangana, for accepting the challenge of driving a bus on the roads of Delhi and complimented DTC officials for their decision. "The DTC decision is likely to inspire and encourage other women to choose driving as a career," Rai said. ¬†Saritha has been currently posted at Sarojini Nagar depot and will be put on day-time duty at a route in the central part of the city, said the officials. ¬† Breaking gender barriers: 30 Year old V. Saritha inducted as the first woman driver of Delhi Transport Corporation. pic.twitter.com/HVv2DjLknx ‚ÄĒ Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) April 17, 2015 ¬† She was provided all possible help from DTC authorities for obtaining the mandatory public service vehicle badge from the transport department, they added.¬†Applications were invited from women candidates through advertisements published in leading newspapers.¬† In response to the advertisements, seven applications were received. Five candidates turned up. After scrutiny of their documents, they were found eligible by the screening committee constituted for this purpose.¬†The five eligible candidates were directed for medical examination by the DTC medical board. Saritha was found medically fit in the examination.¬† She was then directed to DTC training school for a four-week job training. With IANS
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