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Mar 16, 2020
10:35AM

Railway Board orders withdrawal of curtains, blankets from AC coaches to check spread of COVID-19

PTI
Railway Board has asked all zonal railways to remove curtains and withdraw blankets from all trains as a precautionary measure to check the spread of COVID-19.

The Board also directed to set the minimum temperature of ACs at 24-25 degree celsius.

The zonal railways have been directed to provide blankets with freshly washed covers in the first AC coaches on demand and also keep some extra washed bedsheets for exigencies. It said adequate publicity should be given to this precautionary measure so that passengers are suitability prepared.

 Railway Board said a brief message should be given to AC passengers through interactive voice response or SMS in this regard.

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