From Our Correspondent
Guwahati, February 18, 2018
Three airports in Northeast India at Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal have installed sanitary napkin vending machines for women recently, along with at least 15 other airports in the country.
Kolkata, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Port Blair, Trivandrum, Mangalore, Tirupati, Vishakhapatnam, Vadodara, Aurangabad, Rajkot, Shimla, Varanasi and Surat are the other airports also to have installed sanitary napkin vending machines inside the terminal building. These machines are easy to operate and require only a coin of Re. 1, 5 or 10 for a pack of three.
Indor airport was the first airport to install sanitary pad vending machine in October 2017, under the leadership of the then Airport Director, Aryama Sanyal. Sanitary napkin vending machines were installed in female restrooms of arrival hall and departure security hold area. With accompanying instruction in English and Hindi, a lady attendant is also positioned in the area to assist women passengers in operating the machine.