Delhi gets first lady bus driver

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New Delhi: In a move described as a major contribution to women’s empowerment, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has appointed a 30-year-old woman from Telangana as its first female driver.

The driver, Venkadarath Saritha, will be on day-time duty on regular routes in Central Delhi.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai handed over DTC’s appointment letter to Ms. Saritha, who was earlier working with Azad Foundation’s Sakha cabs in the Capital, in the presence of transport officers and media persons at his office in State Secretariat on Friday.

Ms. Saritha, who moved from Hyderabad to New Delhi four years ago, was selected from among seven women candidates who had applied for the post in response to a DTC advertisement. After completion of formalities, she attended a four-week training programme at the DTC training school.

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