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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.

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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.

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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”.

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