Pooja Devi becomes Jammu and Kashmir’s first female bus driver.
Women are making a mark everywhere around the world and it’s time to celebrate their achievement. Recently, Pooja Devi became the first female driver in Jammu and Kashmir after a few hiccups. She belongs to Sandhar-Basohli village, Kathua district, and is a mother to 3 children.
Before driving the bus, she used to drive cars and taxis and then moved on to driving trucks. She was not expecting that she will be able to drive a bus but to her surprise, Jammu-Kathua Bus Union was on her side.
Here is Pooja Devi in her element:
Congratulations to J&K Jammu’s first woman bus driver Pooja Devi who ferries passengers from Kathua to Jammu.✨✨@RadioChinar @ChinarcorpsIA #Kashmir #kashmiri @rachitseth @smritiirani @OfficeOfLGJandK @UN_Women pic.twitter.com/npFRCilqon
— Baramulla Watch (@baramullawatch) December 25, 2020
Meet Pooja Devi, a bus driver and a mother of two, who trips passengers in a private bus from Kathua to Jammu and becomes the first woman bus driver from Jammu and Kashmir.#jammuandkashmir #India #Woman #BusDriver @JandKTourism @mygovindia pic.twitter.com/ZaWSFSxTgB
— Amit Singh (@editorneindia) December 26, 2020
She shared that sometimes her youngest son accompanies her on the routes and people do stare when they see a female driver. She moves past the stares and judgment and continues to do her job.
Pooja Devi is J&K’s first woman bus driver from Kathua District
— Cross Town News (@CrossTownNews) December 25, 2020
“Women are flying fighter jets now. I wanted to break the taboo that only men can drive passenger buses.” Pooja Devi said in an interview.