Laborer’s Daughter Inaugurates Bengaluru railway escalator
A 10-year-old inaugurated a new escalator at the Bengaluru railway station in India on November 9.
After prohibitory orders from the city, Bengaluru Member of Parliament P. Chikkamuni Mohan, who was originally set to cut the ribbon at the ceremony, was unable to attend initially. Mohan insisted the ribbon cutting carry on, so someone else was called in for the job.
The railway invited 32-year-old Chandbi, a laborer who worked on the site, and her 10-year-old daughter Begumma to inaugurate the new escalator.
Begumma cut the ceremonial ribbon and opened the escalator at platform number four.