News Lucknow Mail Gets A Baby Berth On Experimental Basis

Lucknow Mail Gets A Baby Berth On Experimental Basis

Indian Railways has started a baby berth facility on the Lucknow Mail to facilitate women passengers travelling with their newborns.


By Karan Kaushik Published on May 10, 2022, 05:18 PM

Lucknow Mail Gets A Baby Berth On Experimental Basis
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The Indian Railways left new mothers pleasantly surprised this Mother’s Day when it introduced special baby berths for newborns in the Lucknow Mail. This is a pilot project aimed at facilitating women passengers travelling with their newborns. By Karan Kaushik

Baby berths in Lucknow Mail launched by Indian Railways

According to a tweet shared by the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Northern Railway’s Lucknow division, a baby berth has been set up in one of the coaches in the Lucknow Mail. The special seat for newborns is foldable and features a stopper for securing the baby. The Ministry of Railways, Government of India, also shared a tweet with pictures of the foldable baby berth in the Lucknow Mail.

News agency PTI has reported that the foldable baby berths have been fixed on the side of the lower main berths of the train to provide a comfortable travel experience to new mothers. The baby berth has been introduced in coach number 194129/B4’s berth numbers 12 and 60 as part of the railway’s pilot project.

According to railway officials, the baby berths are attached to the lower main berths and can be folded when not in use. Mothers can also lock them with a stopper to ensure the safety of their infants. The Indian Railways will seek customer feedback before officially launching the concept of baby berths on the rest of the trains it operates.

Each baby berth is 770 mm in length and 76.2 mm in height. Its width has been kept at 255mm. If the railways get a positive response from women passengers, it will roll out the details on Centre for Railway Information Systems (CSIR). Passengers will be able to book these baby berths the same way they choose lower berths for senior citizens.

Till the time the service is officially introduced in all trains along with a robust mechanism to book these baby berths, women passengers may request the on-board ticket examiner to exchange their seats with passengers travelling without babies.

So far, the railways have received a positive response from netizens on social media.

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Karan Kaushik

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