Mumbai, Maharashtra: Behold, good news coming your way! As part of a police welfare scheme, Mumbai Police, along with an NGO, are set to install over 100 sanitary pad vending machines and incinerators for women police officers all across the city.

A freshly installed pad vending machine at Mumbai Police headquarters.
Image Source: Asian Age

Action Committee Against Unfair Medical Practices along with the Brihan Mumbai police have launched a project “Smart Maitrin”.

Under this project, as many as 140 sanitary pad machines will be installed at 93 police stations across the city.

“Women constitute nearly 20% of the total police force in Mumbai. This should be the basic facility at the workplace, as periods are natural and unpredictable,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Niyati Thakkar told news agency ANI.

Last week, one such vending machine was installed in the police headquarters which was unveiled by Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve and his wife.

“I hope other public and private organizations also come up with this facility for women at their workplace,” DCP Thakkar added.

Stay tuned for more updates!