Jammu s First Female Bus Driver

Lady Shatters Glass Ceiling by Becoming Jammu’s First Female Bus Driver, Inspires Others

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A year ago, Pratiksha Das made news when she turned into the solitary lady driver in Mumbai’s BEST transport administration. Presently, Pooja Devi has become the principal female transport driver in Jammu and Kashmir. The mother of three assumed responsibility for the guiding wheel of a traveller transport on Thursday. Another set of experiences was made.

Hailing from Sandhar-Basohli town in Kathua area, Devi drove the transport from her old neighbourhood to Jammu on her lady course to motivate numerous ladies into the calling.

As per an India Today report, Pooja Devi, a three-year-old mother, carried travellers on the Jammu-Kathua course with her child going with her as she drove the traveller transport to its objective. Her lady venture as a driver, spread quickly, pictures and recordings of her driving the vehicle became a web sensation via web-based media circuits.

Association Minister Dr Jitendra Singh took to Twitter and composed, ‘Glad to have from region Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, the principal lady transport driver Pooja Devi.’

Proud to have from district #Kathua#JammuAndKashmir, the first women bus driver Pooja Devi. pic.twitter.com/7wTMa272kC

— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) December 25, 2020

Addressing channel, Pooja stated, she generally needed to turn into a transporter while also lamenting that she could not get an appropriate instruction. ‘My family couldn’t teach me yet I chose to take up driving as a vocation,’ she added.

She likewise portrayed her battle to turn into a transport driver and difficulties she needed to look from her own family and society in understanding her fantasy. Devi, in her 30’s, said that she took in truck driving from her maternal uncle Rajinder Singh and later applied for a permit for driving substantial vehicles.

At first, she used to drive vehicles and afterwards turned into a driving educator and used to drive taxis professionally. At that point, she chose to drive heavy vehicles, and now and again, she would feel that nobody would give her transport to drive. ‘However, Jammu-Kathua Bus Union rested confidence in me,’ she said.

‘Ladies are flying warrior flies now. I needed to break the no-no that no one but men can drive traveler transports,’ The Times of India cited her platitude. She likewise added that she needed to convey a message to all ladies who need to apply at ‘testing occupations’ and those families who don’t allow ladies to follow their fantasies.

Pooja Devi also stated that she has the help of male transport drivers, just as the public has valued her choice to drive as a calling.


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