Female Electrician In Beed Easily Scales Electric Poles Without A Harness To Perform Repairs


Women all across the globe are rising to the top in various fields. However, there are a few professions that might still face gender bias. One of them being the electricity workers who climb up electric poles to fix snapped wires. Somehow a few individuals might assume it’s a job meant for men. However, a woman in Maharashtra is shattering glass ceilings by being an exception in this male-dominated profession.

Usha Jagdale, who works in Beed, Maharashtra, effectively resolves the complaints of electricity consumers, by easily climbing poles to fix broken wires, reports Mumbai Mirror. Usha, who works as a line woman at Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, had the skills of an athlete since her childhood days. She won 11 gold medals and was also the captain of Maharashtra’s state-level Kho-Kho team, reports Times Now. However, even though she couldn’t make a career in sports, she managed to get a technician’s job at MSEDCL through sports quota.

Have a look at the undated video shared by All India Radio News:

While many people were impressed by Usha’s skills, they were concerned about her safety too. Several individuals raised their voice about the lack of safety gear:

Initially, Usha was assigned an office job but she chose to work in the field. Well, kudos to her for breaking such gender stereotypes. However, safety is very important too. Don’t you think so? Tell us!

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