Thanks to lady constables at busy Kalyan station in Mumbai, an expecting mother gave birth to twins safely on the platform on Sunday. The 30-year-old woman was travelling on LTT-Visakhapatanam express when she suddenly slipped into labour, causing an emergency situation. Shaikh Salma Tabassum, a resident of Narayan Nagar in Ghatkopar started experiencing severe labour pain while she was onboard on the train. As the RPF officials of the Central Railways were alerted about the situation, they rushed to attend the pregnant woman in distress.
On-duty Sub Inspector Nitin Gaur, along with RPF lady staff Head Constables Neelam Gupta and Surekha Kadam pressed into action and attended the woman at Kalyan in the presence of Railway Medical Staff, news agency ANI reported. The woman gave birth to a girl and a boy.
A woman travelling in LTT-Visakhapatnam Express gave birth to twins (a girl and a boy) in the train at Kalyan railway station. The woman is a resident of Mumbai’s Ghatkopar. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/DaTBWLNOxS
— ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2018
Photos of the newborn babies along with the two hero constables were shared on Twitter, garnering praise online. Even Railway Minister Piyash Goyal lauded the duo for their quick assistance.
Congratulations to the mother & a warm welcome to the newborns. Happy that the on-duty railway staff rendered prompt medical help to the lady passenger in successfully delivering the babies. https://t.co/1iLFdKElGU
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 16, 2018
कल्याण स्टेशन पर एक महिला ने विशाखापटनम ट्रेन में जुड़वाँ बच्चों को जन्म दिया, डॉक्टरों की टीम के साथ @rpfcr और #GRP की महिला कांस्टेबल ने महिला की सकुशल डिलीवरी कराई @Central_Railway @RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal @GM_CRly @ctvbharat pic.twitter.com/YvVtTLkvyU
— Somdatt Sharma (@sharmasomdatt) July 15, 2018
Favourable conditions for the new borns to come out !!!
Railway may try & promote natural delivery by providing some special coaches.
— B M Sharma kimothi (@KimothiB) July 15, 2018
@PiyushGoyal sir..bacchon ka lifetime free travel hona chahiye railways me 🙏
— Venex (@VenexVenexx) July 15, 2018
After the secure delivery, the lady passenger, along with her newborn twins were taken to Rukmanibai Hospital for further treatment and care. According to reports, the mother and her babies were doing well.
This is not the first time such a situation arrived when RPF officials helped someone deliver a baby on the train. Earlier in 2017, a similar incident happened when at Thane station in Maharashtra, where a pregnant 24-year-old woman started experiencing severe contractions. With the help from fellow passengers, a lady RPF constable delivered a baby boy on the platform.