Charbagh Metro Station In Lucknow Gets A Sanitary Vending Machine

by Angel Srivastava
Charbagh Metro Station In Lucknow Gets A Sanitary Vending Machine

Earlier this year, Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh and the City of Nawabs saw the first of Metro in the city, when after years of planning, development, execution and construction, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation has the city’s metro network up and running. So far, Lucknow Metro hasn’t seen a lot of traffic as people are unsure about using it. While LMRC’s  metro network might be nothing like Delhi Metro, there is something that has made LMRC made stand out on it’s own.

LMRC has taken an initiative to ensure the safety, and well being of all it’s women passengers. LMRC in association with an NGO, Panthalassa, has installed a vending machine machine on the Charbagh Metro Station to make sure that all the female passengers feel comfortable and prepared for any kind of emergency.

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And that’s not all. It’s not just about female safety and comfort. The napkins made available to the women via this  vending machine are completely biodegradable. Unlike the normal sanitary napkins, these would decompose naturally and not create toxic waste, adding to nature’s plight.

These vending machines will be a solution not only to the female passenger’s everyday problems, but also to the everlasting threat on nature of increasing plastic and toxic waste.

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What’s More?

The vending machine has only been installed at the Charbagh Metro Station as of now, but LMRC plans to install more of them after it’s huge success. Other stations that will see the installation of these vending machines include Hazratganj, Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, and Munshipulia.

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The vending machine is loaded with 50 napkins that are available to the public at a cost of ₹5 each. All you have to do is insert a ₹5 coin and get your hands on a sanitary napkin. In case you do not have a ₹5 coin on you, you can get one from the ticket counter,

These machines are connected to GPS that would ensure that everytime it is empty, the NGO will be sent a signal to refill it.