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Meet north-western K'taka transport corporation's first woman driver

ANI
Published : Mar 9, 2017, 5:20 pm IST
Updated : Mar 9, 2017, 7:56 pm IST

The 32-year-old was inspired by her father and chose driving as her profession.

NWKRTC's first woman driver Sridevi (Photo: ANI)
 NWKRTC's first woman driver Sridevi (Photo: ANI)

Hubli: The state owned North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC), got its first woman driver recently, co-incidental with International Women’s Day. 

The 32-year-old Sridevi runs a city bus in Hubli.

"First I worked in a garment company and later joined VRL, a private transport company and learnt driving there. Then I applied for NWKRTC and got selected. I have been driving heavy vehicles for last five years," Sridevi said.

Sridevi, the daughter of a driver from nearby Yamnur village, started earning by doing odd jobs in her village soon after completing her 10th exams.

Inspired by her father's profession, she always dreamt to learn driving and decided to choose driving.

Tags: nwkrtc, first woman driver, heavy vehicles
Location: India, Karnataka, Hubli-Dharwad