Now, cubicles to breastfeed infants at railway stations

The Railway Ministry has asked all its zonal heads to provide a segregated area within the waiting hall at all important stations to enable lactating mothers to feed their babies.

Published: 03rd July 2017 11:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2017 11:35 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: Nursing mothers undertaking a train journey will now be able to breastfeed away from prying eyes with over 100 major railway stations across the country being equipped with "baby feeding corners".

The move follows a letter from Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry, headed by Maneka Gandhi, in April to the Railway Ministry seeking feeding-friendly spaces at railway stations.

The Railway Ministry has asked all its zonal heads to provide a segregated area within the waiting hall at all important stations to enable lactating mothers to feed their babies, as per a letter written last week by Member (Traffic), Railway Board, to Secretary, WCD.

"The corner is provided with a small table and a chair with appropriate partition/ screen around it," the letter said.

As on date, more than 100 waiting halls have been provided with this facility, as per the communication.

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