Monday, February 19, 2018

Bagdogra airport to install sanitary napkin vending machines

Kolkata: The Bagdogra airport in Darjeeling district will soon have sanitary napkin dispensing machines at its terminal, a senior Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said on Monday. The facility would be available at ladies toilets in the airport at the end of this month and the cost of each napkin will be Rs 5, Director of Bagdogra Airport Rakish R Sahay said.

“The availability of sanitary napkins inside the terminal building will ensure comfort to women passengers and promote hygienic practices. It will also help address the deep rooted stigma attached to menstruation,” the Director of Bagdogra Airport, Rakish R Sahay, told PTI. The AAI first installed sanitary napkin vending machines at Indore airport in 2017 and then in various other airports, Sahay said adding that the initiative was widely appreciated by women passengers.
19/02/18 Indian Express

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