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In first, sanitary pad dispenser installed in Rajdhani Express

This is the first train in India in which a sanitary pad dispensation machine has been installed. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team Delhi, India Mar 09, 2018, 06.44 AM (IST)

A sanitary pad dispensing machine was installed in a coach of Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express yesterday to commemorate International Women's Day.

The facility currently runs on a trial basis and shall soon be extended to other trains, Western Railways Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar confirmed.

"This is the first train in India in which a sanitary pad dispensation machine has been installed. It is useful for women passengers in long-distance train journeys. We will extend this plan in other trains as well," Bhakar told ANI.

"It is very useful and a well-thought decision by Railways. We can get a sanitary pad at the cost of Rs 5," noted one of the passengers.

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