Baby feeding cubicles in UP bus stations soon

Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) All government-owned bus stations in Uttar Pradesh will now have baby feeding cubicles for new mothers.

According to Raj Shekhar, Managing Director of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC), these cubicles will help mothers, who often face embarrassment of feeding their newborns while travelling.

The UPSRTC has released Rs 2.5 crore for constructing modular breastfeeding cubicles in the state-run bus stations. Of the 242 bus stations operational in the state, 23 will get the cubicles in the first phase and the remaining kiosks will be set up by November.

The cubicles made of lightweight stainless steel can be swiftly assembled and installed or shifted to other locations with ease. Having a 40x40 mm dimension, the cubicles can be grouted with 8mm thick support plate.

The cubicles will have enough space to change diapers of children and will be equipped with LED lights and fans.

Modelled on the pattern of the exclusive prayer space and smoking zones in airports, the idea has been unanimously adopted at the board's meeting.

--IANS

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