NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Amid this COVID-19 Pandemic and nationwide lockdown Indian Railways takes a huge step towards the fight against the pandemic. Directed by Piyush Goyal Indian Railways has organised 5,231 isolation coaches to provide as many as to the States.
These coaches have been converted into COVID Care Centres by zonal railways that would be utilised very mild cases. For now, the national transporter has disposed of 960 COVID isolation coaches in 5 states – Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, MP, Telangana along with Andhra Pradesh.
In a total of 960 isolation coaches, 503 coaches have been deployed in the national capital region in which (267 COVID Care coaches at Anand Vihar,50 coaches at Shakurbasti, 50 at Delhi Sarai Rohilla, 33 coaches at Delhi Cantt., 30 coaches at Adarsh Nagar, 26 coaches at Patel Nagar, 21 coaches at Delhi Safdarjung, 13 coaches at Delhi Shahadra and 13 coaches at Tughlakabad) in UP – 372 coaches, Telangana-60 coaches, Andhra Pradesh-20 coaches, & in Madhya Pradesh – 5 coaches.
In UP, as many as 372 coaches have been placed at 23 areas those are — Lucknow, Varanasi, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction, Agra, Bhadohi, Saharanpur, Faizabad, Kanpur, Mirzapur, Jhansi, Jhansi Workshop, Subedarganj, Gonda, Bhatni, Nakha Jungle, Nautanwa, Bahraich, Manduadih, Farrukhabad, Varanasi City, Mau, Bareilly City along with Kasganj.
In Madhya Pradesh, 5 isolation coaches have been deployed in Gwalior, where a total of 20 coaches have been deployed in Andhra Pradesh at Vijayawada. In Telangana, 60 coaches have been deployed at 3 different locations those are — Secunderabad, Adilabad & Kachguda.
To take care of patients in these isolation coaches, the state govts according to the guidelines issued by MOHFW, providing doctors and paramedics.