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Mariam Afiza to operate metro rail on 1st day

Mariam Afiza to operate metro rail on 1st day

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As the nation's much-awaited first metro rail is scheduled to start operation partially in the city (Uttara-Agargaon segment) on Wednesday, Mariam Afiza will emerge as the first metro train operator of the Mass Rapid Transit line-6, reports UNB.

 Six women were appointed as metro rail operators among others and Dhaka Mass Transit Company has already completed their training.

 Afiza has completed her master's degree from Noakhali Science and Technology University in Chemistry. She was appointed as an operator of metro rail on November 2 last year.

 "She received a two-month training at Bangladesh Railway Training Academy in Chattogram's Halishahar. She returned to Dhaka and completed another four months of training," said MAN Siddique, Managing Director of Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL).

 "Now she is taking technical and practical training at the metro rail depot in Uttara's Diabari. She received training round the year," he continued.