ECoR launches on-board sanitary napkin vending machine

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Bhubaneswar, June 26, 2018: The East Coast Railway Women’s
Welfare Organisation (ECoRWWO) has now provided Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine
on an Express Train which is hugely popular and is a lifeline of thousands of
passengers in tribal and interior areas of three States – Odisha, Andhra
Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The ECoRWWO has provided on-board Sanitary Napkin Vending
Machine in Bhubaneswar-Jagadalpur Hirakhand Express for the convenience of
women passengers as part of Promoting and securing women’s well-being and
health. Hirakhand Express became the first train in this region with such a
ECoRWWO president Madhulika Singh inaugurated the machine in
the train in presence of members of ECoRWWO and other officials.  The slim and sleek Vending Machine dispenses
the Sanitary Napkin by putting in a Rs 5 coin. It has a capacity of 25 napkins.
These will be refilled from time to time.
One such Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine was installed in
Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express some time back. The Hirakhand Express will
pass through 3 States – Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh covering
interior parts of these States. This train caters to passengers of
Air-conditioned, Reserved non-AC Sleeper and General Unreserved Class
passengers. This train serves a huge tribal area and is a greatly popular
connecting train for Bhubaneswar Capital City and Koraput, Rayagada and
Jagadalpur areas.
Earlier, Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines were installed by
East Coast Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (ECoRWWO) at Bhubaneswar, Puri,
Sambalpur, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram Railway Stations over East Coast
Railway jurisdiction. These are being patronised well and positive feedback
received on these.

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