Baby Berths in Indian Railways
The new initiative taken up by the Indian Railways department was launched on a trial basis on the occasion of Mother’s day. The berths were introduced in an AC three-tier coach of Lucknow mail 12230 from berths 12 to 60 so that all new mothers can sleep peacefully with their newborns.
A tweet was shared by the Indian Railways on their social media handle that said, “On Mother’s Day, Lucknow Divn. of N. Rly. introduced a baby berth on an experimental basis in Coach No. 194129/B4, berths No 12 and 60. This will facilitate mothers travelling with their babies. The fitted baby seat is foldable and secured with a stopper. ”
According to the reports from NDTV, as of now, no mechanism is present that enables a traveller to book a baby berth. However one can approach the ticket inspector and swap seats.