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Aug 25, 2020

Gujarat: Baggage Sanitization and Wrapping machine introduced at Ahmedabad Railway Station

In Gujarat, Ahmedabad Railway Division has successfully introduced a Baggage Sanitization and Wrapping machine at Ahmedabad Railway Station. It is a first of its kind across the Indian Railways. Considering the momentum in transport and travel services after Unlock-1, the Division has come up with baggage sanitization and wrapping machine to ensure safe travel amid the pandemic.

AIR correspondent reports that the baggage sanitization and wrapping machine set up under the Atmanirbhar Bharat concept ensure 360 degree sanitization of the luggage by using ultraviolet radiation.

The indigenously made machine has been installed by a private enterprise, which is running successfully.The machine has been set up on around 69-sq metre space on Ahmedabad Railway Station which is helping Ahmedabad Division to earn additional revenue. Ahmedabad Divisional Railway Manager Deepak Kumar Jha told AIR News that there are no harmful effects of UV rays on tiffins, food, vegetables or water kept in the baggage.

This service is paid and voluntary and charges depending upon the size and weight of the luggage. This is an ideal solution for the passengers travelling by the Railways amid the pandemic. 

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