A Baby Feeding (Lactation) Kiosk to facilitate nursing mothers was inaugurated at Lingampalli Railway Station today i.e., 11th June, 2021 by Shri Abhay Kumar Gupta, Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division.Shri N.V. Hanumanth Reddy, Rotary District Governor, Hyderabad; MsSikki Reddy, Arjuna awardee & International Badminton playerwere present on the occasion.
The Kiosk is located on the Platform No. 1 atLingampalli Railway Station which is an important rail hub and one of the busiestRailway station on SCR. The kiosk with the cubicles set around will immensely help the Nursing mothers duly providing privacy for lactation(breastfeeding) of their kids, while undertaking rail journey.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Abhay Kumar Gupta, Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad said Railways is always in the fore front in providing amenities to its rail users and setting up of lactation kiosks is one among such initiatives. He also said that the breast feeding kiosk allows rail passengers who are lactating mothers to have a safe, comfortable and dignified place for breast feeding. He appreciated the Rotary Club for the assistance rendered by them in setting up the kiosk.
Maternal and Childcare 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 with the assistance of Rotary Club for the benefit of nursing mothers. Earlier, during the year 2019 and 2021, 03 such Baby Feeding Kiosks have been set up at Begumpet, Hyderabad and Secunderabad Railway Stations by the Rotary International District.