ER undertakes sanitization drive of EMU coaches in Howrah and Sealdah divisions to combat Covid-19

Massive sanitization and cleanliness drives have been undertaken in Howrah and Sealdah Divisional coaching yards and different stations. The EMU coaches are being thoroughly sanitized as a means of combating the Covid-19 virus.

  • Special emphasis has also been given o­n intensive cleanliness of stations, trains, tracks, circulating areas, yards, toilets, drains, water vending points and passenger interfaces duly observing physical distancing norms. 
  • Passengers are requested to observe Covid appropriate behaviour and should avoid overcrowding, maintain physical distancing, use mask or face cover, carry hand sanitizer to stay away from Covid-19 infection and not to avail train journey if they feel uneasy. 
  • They are further requested to cooperate with the railway authorities in maintaining smooth train services following health related protocol to strengthen Covid Jan Andolan campaign for unlock with precautions.
  • The frontline staff of Eastern Railway who will be directly involved with the train services have already been given sufficient number of soaps, masks and hand sanitisers as precautionary measures.

Jan Andolan Campaign:

  • Meanwhile, ER is participating in ‘JAN ANDOLAN CAMPAIGN’ and spreading the message of appropriate behavior to prevent the spread of COVID- 19.
  • Campaign o­n ‘Unlock with Precautions’ i.e. Covid-19 appropriate behaviour in the New Normal conditions are continuing in all the Divisions, Workshops and Headquarters Offices of ER.
  • Posters & banners are mounted in the stations, trains & office buildings to spread the message of awareness.
  • Jingles & public announcements are continued in trains, stations & office establishments.
  • Social media campaign is also spreading the message of appropriate behaviour utilizing all facets such media.
  • Video walls of major stations are being utilized for the campaign purpose.
  • ER staff at different locations have also taken pledge towards following the COVID Appropriate Behaviour for resisting the spread of COVID-19.
  • Special Cleanliness and Sanitization drive is also continuing at train compartments, stations, station concourse areas, railway offices, railway colonies and other areas over ER.

Source: Eastern Railway-Press Release

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