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DTC’s first woman driver a Telangana native

DTC's first woman driver

Telangana native Vankadarath Saritha used to drive auto rickshaws and BMWs. But, on Friday she became the first woman to be a DTC driver and hit the roads.

The 30 year old Saritha who recently completed a 28 day long training session was posted to a job at Sarojni Nagar depot. According to a DTC official, she will be put in a day time duty at a route through the central part of the city.

The government of Delhi thinks that this move will inspire and encourage more women to pursue driving as a career.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that this is a very encouraging move to explore more paths to involve women in new fields.

In order to promote this, the government has published advertisements in newspaper to invite willing women candidates. As a response to this, seven applications were received.

Out of these seven applications, only five candidates were directed to medical examination by the DTC Medical Board.

Out of these five, Saritha was the only one who was medically fit, stated the DTC official.

After this, Saritha was then directed to DTC Training School to get four week job training as she already has HTV driving license issued by RTA Nalgonda.

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