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After Matunga station on the Central Line of the Mumbai suburban network, Matunga Road will become the next station to have an all-women team.

Ranjan Prakash Thakur, the Danapur divisional railway manager, told The Telegraph: "All the railway staff at Phulwari Sharif railway station would be women, including the loco pilot who operates the train, on March 8".

The Danapur railway administration is busy making sure International Women's Day goes off without a hitch at the station.

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Keeping in mind women's health issues, Mumbai Central-New Delhi Rajdhani Express is set to become India's first ever train to have a Sanitary Pad Vending Machine onboard.

To make it more unique, the division also ran Train No. 56902 Dharwad Hubballi daily passenger with an all-woman crew on board.

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The idea for an all-woman station was first mooted by CR General Manager D.K Sharma and finally implemented in July 2017.

To encourage women work force in Railways and to develop their moral and self confidence, South Central Railway (SCR) on Thursday, coinciding with International Women Day, launched four "All Women Railway Stations".

It has also entered the Limca Book of Records.

Previous year on March 8, Central Railway ran a ladies' special local train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to Panvel.

Jain also said that from Thursday, train No. 11029 DN Koyna Express and train no. 11008 UP Deccan Express will permanently have women ticket-checking staff.