Meet Mrs Vasanthakumari, Asia’s First Bus Driver Whose Idea Became A Game Changer In Mumbai Now

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Driving job ante Gents cheyalsina job eh ani oka stereotype ages nundi continue avtundi. Andhuke ee driving field lo ekkuva 95% gents eh untaru… Ladies ekkado oka chota chala rare ga kanipinchavu. . Kani, Mumbai lo ee madhya chala buses lo lady drivers ekkuva aipoyaru. Ippudu Mumbai lo ekkada chusina, common ga buses, aa buses nadipe varu lady bus drivers anevi chala ekkuva aipoyayi.

Lady Bus DriverIla lady bus driver from Kanyakumari mana Mrs Vasanthakumari garu bus driver ga mari… Mumbai lo lady bus drivers ki inspiration ga ela mararu? anedi teliyali ante ee story chadavalsindhe.

In 1993, A lady from Kanyakumari Mrs. Vasanthakumari took bus driving as her profession.

Lady Bus DriverBack then in 1993, Vasnathakumari average ladies lage tanu kuda bus lo travel chestundi. Aithe aa time lo, bus lo, ladies ibbandi padadam chusina Vasantha Kumari ki ladies kosam bus driver ga marithe ela untundi ane thought vacchindi. Anthe kakunda tanaki driving anedi passion appatlone kani driving chesthanu ante andaru vinthaga chusevaru, intlo kuda Vasanthakumari gari idea ni first lo oppose chesaru.

Lady Bus DriverBut, she broke stereotypes, when she took up driving as profession and became Asia’s First female bus driver. Driving job lo join avvadaniki RTC lo enno trials chesaru Vasanthakumari but idi magavallu chese job, meeku set avvadhu meeru bus drive cheyaleru antu tanani reject chesaru. Chala incidents taruvatha ila aithe pani avvadhu decide aina Vasanthakumari, at last oka open meeting lo appudu Chief Minister ga unna Jayalaitha ni kalisaru. Anthe next minute Vasanthakumari story vinna Jayalalitha garu okka sign tho tanani RTC loki tiskovalani cheppadam tho Vasanthakumari Asia lone first women driver ga record chesi aa job ni inka continue chestunaru.

Vasanthakumari’s success story inspired the Maharashtra Government which is a game-changer now.

Lady Bus DriverIla Vasanthakumari gurinchi vinna ‘BEST’ Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport – vallu who handle Maharashtra RTC varu ilage lady employees ki oka platform set cheyalanukunnaru. Actual ga BEST variki ee thought ravadaniki reason, FAME – Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles vallu. Villu mana country lo electric vehicles and women talent ni proper ga use chesukunte elanti results vasthayo konni areas lo research chesi adi akkadunna local governments ki cheptaru. Ila villa icchina inputs tho BEST vallu Mumbai lo electric vehicles and aa vehicles ni drive cheyadaniki womens ni train cheyadam star chesaru.

Lady Bus DriverNow Maharashtra government has hired 163 women, bus drivers. Ila Maharashtra government encouragess cheyadam tho 10’000 ladies ni train cheyadam tho indulo ippudu 163 members training complete chesi, Mumbai streets lo electric buses ni drive chesthu male-dominated jobs anevi oka stereotype matrame, ladies talachukunte elanti job aina cheyagalaru ani prove chesaru.

 

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