Amid the coronavirus outbreak, travel comes with certain risks. However, Indian Railways is ensuring that such risks are minimised. From practising social distancing on stations to installing contactless machines, they are doing it all to make travel hassle-free for its passengers.
Here are some of the new and innovative ways train travel is changing for the better, incorporating safety of everyone, from its staff to passengers.Book Trains
Social Distancing is the way to go!
In the COVID-19 era, the importance of social distancing cannot be stressed enough, and the national transporter is making sure that it is practised everywhere in a streamlined manner.
Spectacular sight at a Railway Station in Mumbai!
Discipline, cooperation and concern for mutual well being, social distancing is the way to go. pic.twitter.com/OYZC2tvYPA
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) June 20, 2020
Use of contactless sensor-based machines!
Railways have incorporated a wide variety of contactless machines. These include thermal scanners, ticket checking machines, sensor-based mask dispenser and so on. So next time you are planning a train journey, this is what to expect!
Pune Division of Central Railway launched a robot ‘Captain Arjun’, a device for enhancing safety of passengers
Preventing spread of COVID-19, device is equipped with
➡️ Sensor-Based mask dispenser
➡️ Floor Sanitiser
➡️Thermal Screening and surveillance pic.twitter.com/XO7jvLHJvG
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 13, 2020
We are living in the times when carrying a hand sanitiser is mandatory, and disinfecting surfaces comes naturally to us. Similarly, now, Indian Railways is regularly sanitising the stations and the luggage too!
कोरोना संक्रमण के प्रसार को रोकने के लिए पश्चिम रेलवे के रतलाम स्टेशन पर यात्रियों के सामान को सैनिटाइज करने हेतु स्टेशन के प्रवेश द्वार पर लगेज सैनिटाइजर मशीन लगाई गई है जिससे निरंतर यात्रियों के सामान को सैनिटाइज किया जा रहा है।
रेलवे की यह पहल काफी उपयोगी साबित हो रही है। pic.twitter.com/94VdGogBdL
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 10, 2020
Railway staff in PPE!
Masks are mandatory for all, and one might not be allowed to board the train without it. Additionally, for the safety of everyone, the railway staff has been provided with their own Personal Protective Kit.
Alipurduar Jn – Delhi(05483) Mahananda Express Special Train departed today at the scheduled time.
All preventive arrangements and protocol is being followed.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 1, 2020
With all the safety precautions and infrastructural changes being implemented by the Indian Railways, it is essential that we too embrace these new and safe changes. Here’s wishing everyone a safe journey!