As the nation's much-awaited first metro rail is scheduled to start operation partially in the city (Uttara-Agargaon segment) from Wednesday (Dec 28), Mariam Afiza will emerge as the first metro train operator of the Mass Rapid Transit line-6. Six women were appointed as metro rail operators among others and Dhaka Mass Transit Company has already completed their training, local media reported.
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 Nov 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.
Experts of metro rail construction company Mitsubishi-Kawasaki of Japan are also giving training to the operators on technical and practical issues at the metro rail depot in Uttara's Diabari, he added.