Tripura Lady Becomes The First Woman To Join As The Air Traffic Controller

Being a member of the Aviation is a hard-hitting job that demands one to be vigilant before the onset of any disaster.

Bipasha Hrangkhwal, a 26-year-old, becomes the first lady air controller who hails from Tripura. She recently joins state airport after a successful stint in Mumbai. She working at the Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in the state.

She hails from a village, Rangamura, near Teliamura town in Khowai district. She told reporters that it was her father’s dream to see her as an Air Traffic Controller (ATC). “My father liked watching air shows on National Geographic and Discovery channels an urged me to fulfill his dream,” she says to the reporter.

She is a passed out from the Don Bosco school and has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the University of Mumbai. “When my father was transferred here in 2002, we all shifted to Agartala,” she added

She mentions her struggle with her first job opportunity and lands herself up at Mutha Industrial Private Limited as a market executive. She had a fear of slipping away from her dream of becoming an ATC, henceforth quits the job.

She appeared for the exam and failed in her first attempt in 2015. Her 2017 attempt have paved way for her dreams and she cracks the exam. She joins as the assistant Air Traffic Controller or Alha controller at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and has served there for seven months.

V.K Seth, The Director of Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport says-“Bipasha is the first lady air traffic controller of Tripura. We have also another female staff at our airport, but Bipasha is the first lady ATC in Tripura. She is a fantastic controller.”

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