Now, baby food, hot milk available at 10 rail stations

Now, baby food, hot milk available at 10 rail stations

Now, baby food, hot milk available at 10 rail stations

Ten important railway stations in the Bengaluru division on Saturday started serving baby food and hot milk under the ‘Janani Sewa’ scheme. Baby food will also be available at licensed milk parlours, pharmacy stores, cell kitchens and pantry cars.

Mothers can buy baby food at Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru City), Whitefield, Bengaluru Cantonment, Yeshwantpur, KR Puram, Baiyappanahalli, Ramanagaram, Mandya, Hosur and Bangarpet railway stations.

N S Sridhar Murthy, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of Bengaluru division, South Western Railway, said the facility was not inaugurated officially, though necessary baby food items were available at these stations.

Hot water will also be available in pantry cars for mothers to prepare food for their babies. Tea will be served in kulhads (earthen pots) as an add-on option to the passengers.

Ramesh, who runs a stall at the KSR railway station, said the response was poor on the first day. Workers at some of these stalls sounded skeptical about the success of the scheme, saying mothers were unlikely to rely on baby food sold at their outlets because they would usually carry the required items in case of
long journeys.

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