Kolkata, Feb 16 (PTI) Airports Authority of India has installed sanitary napkin vending machines at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport to enhance the travelling experience of lady passengers and support the cause of menstrual hygiene.Also Read - Live India vs England Score And Updates 1st Test, Day 1: Jasprit Bumrah Provides Early Breakthrough

Airport Director Atul Dikhshit today said recently 22 sanitary napkin vending machines have been placed inside the ladies toilets of the airport at both departure and arrival levels of the terminal building.” Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops

“These sanitary napkin dispensing machine have been provided for promoting menstrual hygiene and maintaining personal cleanliness factors,” Dikshit said. Also Read - Coronavirus in India News And Updates: Take Action Against Those Engaging in Black Marketing of Oxygen and Medicines, HC tells Delhi Govt

The services started in the beginning of 2018 with an average monthly consumption of 30-40 napkins per machine. The total consumption at all dispensers is around 700-800 of them per month.

The cost of each sanitary napkin is Rs 5 and the feedback of the customers on this facility is being regularly monitored, he added.

The NSCBI Airport has around 60,000 passenger movement daily and is expected to cross over 18.9 million footfall in current fiscal. The sanitary napkin vending machines will go a long way in helping women passengers, he added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.