Railways has made nearly four thousand Covid Care coaches with almost 64 thousand beds ready for use by States. Railway Ministry said, at present 169 coaches have been handed over to various states for Covid care. It has deployed Covid Care Coaches in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi to assist the states in view of rising corona cases in the country.
In Delhi, Railways has catered to the full demand of State Governments’ for 75 Covid Care coaches with a capacity of one thousand 200 beds. The Ministry said, 50 coaches are positioned at Shakurbasti and 25 Coaches at Anand Vihar stations. In Uttar Pradesh, ten coaches each are placed at Faizabad, Bhadohi, Varanasi, Bareli and Nazibabad totalling to a capacity of 800 beds.
The Ministry said, new demand for Covid coaches has come from Nagpur District. In this direction, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Divisional Railway Manager, Nagpur and Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation. The Railways are also mobilising isolation Coaches at Ajni ICD area in Maharashtra as per the State demand.