New Delhi: The Ministry of Power’s Secretary SN Sahai has inaugurated a fully functional “Women’s Convenience Lounge” for women travellers at Barakhamba Road Metro Station on Monday. The Women’s Convenience Lounge is set up by Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a Navratna PSU and India’s leading NBFC for the Power Sector. The 100 square feet lounge aims to address multiple challenges faced by women, particularly mothers of newly born, while commuting through public transport. The lounge can be accessed from gate number 01 of Barakhamba Road Metro Station.
Among its key highlights, the lounge has a breast-feeding facility for mothers who want to feed their babies during the journey. The lounge is also equipped with diaper changing kiosk and will also offer free sanitary pads. With a capacity to seat at least six women, the lounge will have a woman helper at all times to assist commuters.
Inaugurating the lounge at Barakhamba Metro Station, Secretary (Power) appreciated the efforts of PFC for this key initiative to support women commuters. The inauguration took place in the presence of PFC’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Rajeev Sharma, DMRC’s Managing Director (MD) Mangu Singh and other senior officials of PFC and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC).
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