North Central Railway
No. 11PR/04/2020 Press ReleaseDate: 22.04.2020
In-house production of Coverall gets momentum on North Central Railway
North Central Railway continue efforts to servedaily wage labourers, migrants,coolies, homeless, the poor- 65000 meals served till 21.04.20
North central railway has been one of leading zonal railways in production of reusable face covers and sanitizer. Going a notch further it has also started making Coverall, one of the most important part of Personal Protective Equipment for medical personnel. This initiative using specified materials i.e. fabric, sealant etc. and approved methodology of Jagadhariworkshop is now gaining momentum on North Central Railway as sizable number of Coverall have already been made and it is being further scaled up. Railway workshops at Jhansi and Gwalior have already prepared approximately 230 nos. of these coverall after first 02 units produced on 14.04.20 were found suitable by team of Railway Doctors.Similarly the sample made at Kanpur also found matching to laid down norms and Praygrajdivisionis targeting to make 1800 coveralls in next two weeks as per the current availability of fabric , sealant etc . North Central Railway has initially planned to make 2000 units of coverall in first phase however, it now aim to surpass this estimate and 7000 such coverall are targeted by workshops of NCR besides production of coverall by Prayagraj Division at Kanpur .
North Central Railway employees from all three divisions and HQ office have worked tirelessly to keep alive the Railways’ commitment of social service by selflessly and voluntarily providing hot cooked meals to needy people during the extended lockdown due to COVID-19. North Central Railway has been providing cooked food with paper plates or in food packets through RPF , Scouts & Guide , IRCTC base kitchen and many individual and collective efforts from employees from all department . With these efforts NCR could serve approximately 65000 meals todaily wage labourers, migrants, coolies, homeless, the poor till 21.04.20.