HYDERABAD: To facilitate nursing mothers who are travelling by trains, Rotary Club of Hyderabad East, Rotary International District 3150 in coordination with South Central Railway (SCR) set up a baby feeding kiosk on platform number 10 at Secunderabad railway station, on Tuesday. The kiosk with cubicles set around will help the nursing mothers duly providing privacy for lactation of their kids.
According to SCR, with maternal and child care being one of the focus areas of passenger amenities, railways are planning to set up more such kiosks/ cubicles in various important railways stations across Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Vijayawada divisions. Earlier, as a pilot project, the first such baby feeding kiosk was set up at Begumpet railway station in 2019.
“Railways is always in the forefront in providing amenities and facilities to its rail users and setting up of lactation kiosks is one among such initiatives. A handloom stall has also been set up by Pochampally weavers on Platform No1 for the benefit of rail users to save their time by shopping for locally designed and prepared handlooms,” said Abhay Kumar Gupta, divisional railway manager, Secunderabad. This initiative will also assist the small sector traders for enhancing their business.