AGARTALA | August 9, 2019:
Bipasa Hrangkhawal, a 26-year-old tribal girl hailing from the remote Rangamura village in Khowai district has scripted history by becoming the first woman Air Traffic Controller (ATC) of Tripura.
Bipasha Hrangkhawal is a graduate in electronics and telecommunication engineering from Mumbai University and started her career as an assistant ATC in the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, in 2017.
She was later shifted to the MBB Airport in Tripura after a few months as she had to look after her ailing father.
Bipasha said her father always wanted to see her working as an ATC. “After being persuaded by my father, I had applied for the post. But I had no idea about the pattern of questions and style of interview. I had started preparing and researching about the job profile before the interview,” she added. After clearing the interview, Bipasha had to undergo a six-month training.
She said that she feels proud that she got a chance to work as ATC guiding aircraft, which is considered to be one of the most difficult jobs.
She said, “we are constantly dealing with a number of flights carrying hundreds of passengers. One silly mistake can finish everything in seconds”.