Mechanical repair has traditionally been a male-dominant field. A women team has been handling the mechanical maintenance of Vanchinad Express in Thiruvananthapuram railway station. The women staff is assigned the mechanical trip schedule task. They need to check and tighten the nuts and bolts of all coaches as part of the trip schedule not even that, they have to ensure 100 per cent brake power in the train. The carpentry work is also handled by them. The women team has become a symbol of women empowerment in city.