Check out Indian Railways COVID-19 quarantine coaches at Anand Vihar Station, Delhi

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jun 19, 2020, 01:58 PM IST

Coronavirus in India: Chairman Railway Board, VK Yadav visited Indian Railways Anand Vihar Station, where 267 coaches converted into Isolation wards for Covid-19 patients have been placed.  Yadav went around the premises and inspected the rakes. He also took stock of the facilities provided in the coaches for housing very mild to mild Covid 19 patients.

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Monitoring preparations against COVID-19

Monitoring preparations against COVID-19

The Railway Board Chairman was taken around and apprised about the work being done by  Divisional Railway manager SC Jain and his team of officers. He expressed satisfaction on the efforts made by Northern Railway to serve the society and the Nation in these difficult times. Photo: Indian Railways

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Innovating railways assets to stop Coronavirus

Innovating railways assets to stop Coronavirus

Yadav went on to add that as the cases in the national capital are on a rise, innovative use of Railway assets will help the State Govt. to deal with the cases. Photo: Indian Railways

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5200 more coaches ready for quarantine

5200 more coaches ready for quarantine

The Railway Board Chairman later interacted with the Media persons present there and briefed them that IR has more than 5200 coaches ready as Isolation wards. The coaches will be given to the State Governments on demand. Photo: Indian Railways

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Entire system at work

Entire system at work

The Central Govt., Ministry of Railways and the State Govts are working in close coordination with each other for this.  At present Delhi has 503 and UP 372 coaches stationed at different railway stations. Photo: Indian Railways

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How railways quarantine coaches are being used

How railways quarantine coaches are  being used

Anand Vihar T. in Delhi has been completely converted into Covid-Care Centre. 267 coaches have been placed here which is equivalent to more than 4000 beds. The State Govt. will link these coaches with a hospital. Ambulances and Medical services will be provided by the state govt. Photo: PTI

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24X7 Railway control room service

24X7 Railway control room service

Railways has set up a control room which will be manned 24x7. Sanitizing and cleaning of platforms, water and electricity with a 100% electric backup is available at the station. The top of the coaches are being covered with a canopy and the windows have been provided with mosquito mesh. This will help in cross ventilation of the coaches. Photo: Reuters