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Northern Railways Introduces 'Baby Berth' On A Trial Basis For Passengers Travelling With Kids

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Isha Sharma
Isha SharmaUpdated on May 10, 2022, 22:26 IST

To make traveling a better and more comfortable experience for passengers traveling with their kids, the Northern Railway has introduced a baby berth on an experimental basis in one of its trains. 

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Sharing pictures of the experimental design and a foldable baby berth that has a railing to prevent children from falling, Northern Railway wrote,

 “On Mother’s Day, Lucknow Divn of N.Rly. introduced a baby berth on an experimental basis in Coach No.194129/B4, berth No 12 & 60. This will facilitate mothers traveling with their babies. The fitted baby seat is foldable & secured with a stopper."

The birth has also been secured with a stopper.

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The “baby berth,” which is hinged to the lower main berths, can be folded and secured with a stopper when not in use. It has been aligned with the main berth. 

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On the Lucknow Mail, two “baby berths” of 770 mm in length, 255 mm in width, and 76.2 mm in height were fitted to 12 and 60 main berths of the second cabins on both ends of coaches on April 27. 

According to an ANI report, the Railways will not charge any extra fare for the seat meant for infants. Women traveling with a milk-fed infant will feel at ease, says railways. 

The internet is delighted with the new addition. However, some people also pointed out how the design could be improved to make it safer for kids.


The trial began on Lucknow Mail on Mother’s Day on Sunday. Officials say that based on passengers' feedback on the “new product,” plans will be drawn to expand the concept to other trains. 

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When booking a reservation ticket, the name of children under five years will have to be compulsorily filled, and a baby berth will be made available to women.

(With PTI inputs)

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