A girl child born on a moving train has been named Mamata Banerjee!
That's right, after the railway minister.
The girl was delivered on board the Barauni Express train between Kurukshetra and Karnal stations Saturday, with a handful of women
travelling on coach S-9 volunteering to help in the delivery of
the child in the absence of any medical aid on board.
"We have decided to name the child Mamta Banerjee since she was
born on the moving train. We are very happy at her birth,"
Dayanand, father-in-law of Aarti, who was travelling with her on
the train, said Monday.
Railway police officials here said Aarti developed labour pains
when the train was crossing the town of Kurukshetra, 110 km from
The railway police officials flashed a message to the next
station, Karnal, where an ambulance was kept ready to attend to
the medical emergency.
However, the child was delivered on board the train itself with
the help of women co-passengers. The mother and the infant were
then taken in an ambulance to the Karnal civil hospital for
"The mother and child are doing well," Kiran Bala, a medical
attendant at the hospital, said.
The newborn is the third daughter born to Aarti, Dayanand said.