After Jaipur's Gandhi Nagar railway station has become the first non-suburban station in the country to be completely operated by women, Andhra Pradesh's Phirangipuram will become the first all-women railway station in the state.

The railway station on the Guntur-Narsaraopet line would be handed over to an all-women crew, reported the Hindu.

This will be the only third-of-its-kind railway station in the country after Jaipur’s Gandhi Nagar and Mumbai’s Matunga.

“Yes, the Indian Railways are for the empowerment of women. By handing over a railway station to women, we are showing the potential of women to function in diverse fields,” Divisional Railway Manager, Guntur, V.G Bhooma, told The Hindu on Thursday.