Railway stations to have sanitary vending machines


Minister Chitnis hold talks with Railway Board Chairman

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators for their disposal would be set up near the ladies lavatories at railway stations. In Madhya Pradesh the sanitary vending machines and incinerators would be set up at various railway stations including Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Itarsi, Bina, Khandwa and Katni. The railway ministry would set up vending machines at stations where the number of female passengers is more. Electric incinerators would be provided for disposal of sanitary napkins. Women and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis called on Railway Board Chairman Ashwini Lohani in New Delhi and discussed with him the development works related to Burhanpur and other railway stations in MP. Burhanpur is an important historical city visited by thousands of Sikhs, Jains, Bohra Muslims and followers of other faiths every year. It is also an important commercial centre. Chitnis said Burhanpur could be developed as an important tourism spot and the railway station building could be developed according to the local architecture to highlight tourism and religious significance of the place.

Underground passage at Burhanpur

An underground passage is also proposed near the railway station. Burhanpur is a municipal corporation and the railway station divides it into two parts. The main city is on one side and on the other are situated four wards. People living in these four wards have to cross the railway line to reach to the other side, which is both risky and dangerous. The Divisional Railway manager (DRM), Central Railway Bhusaval, has assured for the construction of 50 meter long underground passage at the cost of Rs 6 crore. Besides he also assured to provide new stoppages to Lucknow Express, sriganganagar Nanded Express at Burhanpur.