An 18-Month-Old Baby Needed Milk on a Train. His Father Tweeted, and Indian Railways Delivered.


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After many successful cases of Indian Railways assisting people with the help of Twitter, passengers are now aware of the place where their problems will be addressed instantly. The same happened this Thursday, when an 18-month-old child needed milk on a train that was delayed due to fog.

The baby was travelling with his mother and uncle Anil Kumar Yadav, on Manduadih-New Delhi Superfast Express. The family had boarded the train from Manduadih in Varanasi. As the train was running late, there was no milk left for the baby after some time, and the child started crying. The train was stuck somewhere between Allahabad and Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh, and there was no pantry. This was when Anil contacted his brother Satyandra Kumar Yadav, who works in Delhi.

And Satyandra knew exactly what to do –

“We began looking for milk at all stations but could not find it… not even in Allahabad. Then, my brother, Satyendra Yadav, told me that he had spoken to somebody and that milk would be provided soon,” Anil told The Indian Express.

As always happens in such cases, the ministry tweeted back, asking for his mobile number.

Later, a statement issued by Bijay Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer (NCR), said that the family was provided with milk at Fatehpur and Kanpur stations.

The train was specially stopped at Fatehpur for 2 minutes.

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