A 19-year-old migrant woman, who was returning home in Odisha after being stuck in Telangana due to the lockdown, gave birth to a baby on a 'Shramik Special' train on Friday, railway officials said. The woman, identified as Meena Kumbhar of Thodibahalin Balangir district, was travelling in the Balangir-bound 'Shramik Special' train from Lingampali in Telangana when she complained of labour pain in the morning, an East CoastRailway (ECoR) spokesperson said.
As per information received from Titilagarh, the woman delivered a baby boy on the train. A railway doctor inTitilagarh attended and examined the woman and the baby and found them to be in good condition, he said. Subsequently, the woman and her baby were shifted to the government hospital at Titilagarh on the advice of the medical authorities of Balangir district, he added.
This was the third baby born on a 'Shramik Special'train in Odisha. This was the 37th baby born on such a train nationwide since they began services to transport stranded migrant workers, the railways said.
While a migrant woman, the native of a village inBalangir district, had given birth to a baby boy on a 'ShramikSpecial' train at Balangir on May 22, another woman returning home in Chhattisgarh had delivered a baby girl on a train atTitilagarh on May 24, it said.