Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Railway Ministry deploys 4,000 isolation coaches amid surge in COVID cases

Railway Ministry has deployed nearly 4 thousand isolation coaches with almost 64 thousand beds in order to strengthen the capabilities of the nation in fight against Covid. As per states’ demand, at present 213 coaches have been handed over to various states for Covid care with a bed-capacity of nearly 3400 beds.

Isolation Coaches are presently utilised in Delhi, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. The latest demand came from Nagaland and Railways worked swiftly to deploy 10 Isolation Coaches at Dimapur. Railways has also positioned 50 coaches at major cities of Uttar Pradesh like Faizabad, Bhadohi, Varanasi, Bareli and Nazibabad. As per district authorities demand, isolation coaches are being shifted from Nandrubar to Palghar. Isolation coaches are also being deployed for Jabalpur.

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