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28-04-2020
North Central Railway completed Isolation Coach modification Work on 130 coaches . Approximately 90000 downloads of AarogyaSetu App by Railway fraternity on North Central Railway

North Central Railway

Headquarter

Public Relations

Prayagraj

No. 11PR/02/2020Press Release Date: 09.04.2020

North Central Railway completed Isolation Coach modification Work o­n 130 coaches .

Approximately 90000 downloads of AarogyaSetu App by Railway fraternity o­n North Central Railway

Experience gained during lockdown over last two weeks is being effectively used o­n North Central Railway to better its essential goods and parcel services and other efforts against Corona virus. To make this happen regular review of all items related to COVID-19 containment andessential goods transportation is being done at level of General Manager Sri Rajiv Chaudhry, Principal Head of Departments, DRMs and other Sr officials from North Central and Northern Railway. Officers from divisions and HQ are also holding regular dialogues with front line staff to assess ground condition as well as a morale building exercise. Some of the important items reviewed o­n09.04.20 w.r.t.North Central Railway are as under:

1.Railway Board o­n 04.04.20 had advised that ArogyaSetu developed by Ministry of Ayushis quite helpful in fight against COVID-19 to students, faculty/teacher Railway employees and their Railway families. Further it is was also advised that Ministry of Ayush has also developed a protocol for immunity boosting measures for selfcare for Railway Servants and their family members. General Manager Sri Rajiv Chaudhry had also been stressing regularly for maximizing download of this app by Railway fraternity as a result of which approximately 90000Railway employees and family members are already registered for this app in NCR.Link for download of this useful app is :

2.Conversion work o­n coaches to develop it as isolation facility has been completed o­n all 130 coaches by North Central Railway.Modification o­n coaches were done following standard scheme issued by Railway board and coaches converted by different units o­n North Central Railway are as under:

Division

Name of Unit

Isolation coach converted (Nos.)

Prayagraj

Coaching depot Prayagraj

20

Coaching depot Kanpur

20

Agra

Coaching depot Agra

20

Jhansi

Coaching depot Jhansi

20

Jhansi Workshop

Coach Midlife Rehabilitation workshop Jhansi

50

Total by North Central Railway

130

3.Besides conversions to isolation coaches, Indian Railways along with Ministry of Health and Family welfare are also working o­n operation, manning, sanitation, services and other Protocols for use of these isolation facility o­n wheel. In this regard a tentative marshalling order containing 10 isolation coaches , 02 AC coaches, VP cum Generator car is developed by Northern railway which is under trial and inspection by experts from ICMR etc. and same shall be implemented with necessary improvements after trail which shall then be followed by all Zonal Railways for composition of coaches in Isolation rake .

4.In this unprecedented fight against novel Corona Virus many new ideas and innovations are being developed and evaluated. Spry/mist based sanitization tunnel is such an area where [prototypes are being developed by many organizations and being evaluated o­n merits and demerits. In this regard 03 different design sanitization tunnel prototypes are developed at Coaching depot Prayagraj, Electric Loco shed Kanpur and Electric loc shed Jhansi. These are under Trial and shall be implemented at location with large public concentration o­nce all merit and demerits are fully examined and final design is cleared by authorized experts in this field.

5.As per advisory from the office of principal scientific advisor to government of India it has been suggested that people who are not suffering from medical condition or having breathing difficulties may use the handmade reusable face cover. Now many state Governments including government of Uttar Pradesh has made it mandatory to use reusable face cover / mask, particularly while stepping outside. North Central Railway has already taken up production such reusable face cover for use of our employees working in field who are not having any medical problems and in-house production of sanitizer is also being done.

Division/Workshop

Inhouse reusable face cover production (Nos)

Inhouse sanitizer production (in Lts)

08.04.20

Cumulative

On 08.04.20

Cumulative

Prayagraj

5000

62397

200

2765

Jhansi

949

8352

0

1000

Agra

215

9368

0

1929

Jhansi wagon repair shop

150

3126

0

0

Coach midlife rehabilitation shop Jhansi

400

2250

0

0

Total

6714

85493

200

5694

6.Efforts to help needy persons during lockdown through serving of meals or giving ration etc has been taken up by many individual and collective efforts o­n North Central Railways.RPF, Scouts &Guides, IRCTC base kitchen , contribution by officers and staff are o­nly some of the collective efforts through which NCR could serve meals as per following details :

Approximate Meals served to needy persons during lockdown:

Division

Meals served o­n 08.04.20

Cumulative meals served (In nos.)

Prayagraj

1334

9150

Jhansi

59

1907

Agra

1742

22140

Total

33197





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