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Northern rly women workers demand change in uniform, say no changing room at stations

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Women workers of northern railway have written to the saying that given the lack of for them at most stations, their should be restricted to an which can be worn over their regular clothes.

Sunita Dhiman, of the women's wing of (URMU) wrote to Chairman Ashwani Lohani, requesting him to change their uniform, which is either a salwar kameez or shirt and pant depending on the category of work.

"There are no changing rooms for women staff at stations. We are just requesting railways to provide aprons to us which we can wear over our regular clothes. It will save us time as well. Also, the quality of cloth supplied to us for our uniforms are transparent and of very poor quality. We can't even wear them for long," Dhiman told

In her letter, Dhiman has said 93 women work at Delhi Railway Station, New and Anand Vihar Terminal, and they have all written letters in support of the

In fact, she said, women staffers from across northern railways have the same problem with

"We have attached a sample photo of the white with name and batch along with the letter so that they can get an idea about what kind of we are comfortable in," Dhiman said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 12:45 IST