Since the Corona Virus rate has increased in the country, the railways are taking a few measures to prevent the spread. Now, railways have declared the removal of all curtains and blankets from AC coaches in trains.
The announcement was made by the public relations officer of Central and Western Railways on Saturday in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic. “As per the extant instructions, curtains and blankets provided in AC coaches are not washed every trip,” the announcement said. “In order to prevent spread of #COVID19 blankets and curtains should be immediately withdrawn from service till further orders”.
Kindly note that it has been decided to withdraw curtains & blankets from AC coaches of trains as they are not washed every trip, for prevention of #coronavirus. Passengers may please bring their own blankets if need be. Inconvenience is regretted. @RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyalOffc
— Western Railway (@WesternRly) March 14, 2020
Western Railways will not provide blankets to passengers in AC coaches to prevent spread of COVID 19. Temperature in AC coaches will be set around 25-26℃. We are arranged for announcement on stations and sending of sms to this effect to all AC coach passengers.@WesternRly
— DRM Bhavnagar (@DRM_BVP) March 15, 2020