In a bid to ‘modernize’ the trains, Western Railway has decided to change its logo on ladies coaches from a woman donning a ‘ghunghat‘ to one with a ‘formal suit’.   

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This step has been taken to portray the ‘woman of today’. Apart from the change in the logo, the coaches will also carry posters of inspiring women like Kalpana Chawla, Mithali Raj and the likes. 

According to Western Railways chief PRO, 

The idea was to adopt an icon that will do justice and represent today’s women in this city, who are independent and successful. 

While some have welcomed this news, others have taken this as mere tokenism. 

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