Railway Station: You must have gone to the railway station many times and must have done your journey in the train too. During this time, an announcement must have been heard at your railway station in which ‘Passengers, please pay attention’ would have been heard.Now most of the announcements are computerized.
But that wasn’t the case a few decades ago. You will be surprised to know that there was a woman behind this voice whose name is Sarala Chaudhary. The Ministry of Railways has given this information and has also shared his photo along with it.
Sarla Chaudhary was the first woman railway announcer and her father was also a railway employee.Sarla said that once her father had said that the children of railway staff were being admitted to the Announcement Department for 3 months. During this time Sarla Chaudhary also went for the voice test and her selection was done.
Sarla Chaudhary said that for the first time on July 13, 1982, she started working as a railway announcer. The two then brought a computer to their station in 1991 for the first time in which their voices were recorded. Now this announcement also started being scheduled. During this time, she also told that many times while waiting for the train at the railway station, she used to hear her own voice in the announcement.
Computers overclocked in 2015
In 2015, railway announcements were made completely computer-based. But there are still many railway stations in the country where Sarala Chaudhary’s voice is used as an announcement. In their voice, the names of different stations, trains or platforms are added separately.
Recruited for only 3 months
Sarla Chaudhary was recruited as an announcer in the Central Railway and had to make announcements in different languages. His job was only for 3 months. But Sarla Chaudhary’s work was liked so much that even after 3 months, she was not fired. Sarla Chaudhary is still an employee of the Indian Railways but now she does not make announcements.