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Meet Priyanka and Pooja, the women who piloted Lucknow Metro's maiden run

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation intends to give equal opportunities to women in operating the Metro service

Virendra Singh Rawat 

Priyanka Chaurasia, 21, never had an opportunity to drive a car while she was studying in her hometown, Mirzapur, in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Or even later, when she moved to Lucknow for higher studies. Same for Agra girl, Pooja Rathore, also 21, says that her family did not own a four-wheeler. But, when the Lucknow Metro Rail made its maiden commercial run on September 5, it was these two feisty young women who piloted it with Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the state’s chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, on board. Chaurasia and ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 22:14 IST
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