Mighty Sikh woman at helm of Singapore trains

“They are usually cheerful and start with a greeting. They are proud and happy to see a female staff operating a train” - SUGVENDAR KAUR, Singapore's senior train captain

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Sugvendar Kaur in action in a SMRT-released short video clip
By Asia Samachar | SINGAPORE |

Proud and impressed to see a Sikh lady at the controls of a Singapore train. That’s how the Sikh community react when they are face-to-face with Sugvendar Kaur Pritam Singh.

“They are usually cheerful and start with a greeting. They are proud and happy to see a female staff operating a train,” she told Asia Samachar.

Sugvendar is a senior train captain at Singapore’s SMRT Corp, formerly known as the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC). She joined the outfit 26 years ago.

With so many lives in their hands, the train captains are expected to remain calm and maintain cool headedness when discharging their responsibilities.

“Safety, fast recovery and keep the public calm and updated when a crisis arises is the hallmark of our operations,” she said.

Sugvendar was featured in a video clip entitled ‘This Is My Story: An SMRT Train Captain’ shared on Facebook by the train operator.

 

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