Screening passengers for any fever like symptoms
To deal with Corona Virus outbreak, Indian Railways is taking various steps for containment of the disease. In this direction, Western Railway is also taking all possible efforts to contain the spread of this deadly and life threatening disease. Various preventive measures have been taken to counter the spread of this infection in railway premises.
Vadodara division is also taking preventive measures to screen the passengers and check them with no touch infrared thermometer for any fever like symptoms. A help desk with a screening is started at the station to check people and refer them to hospital in case of Corona like symptoms. Passengers are requested to contact on 0265-2641385 / 97240 91502 numbers for any queries.
“We have started a help desk at the platform for extensive checking of passenger and people coming to Vadodara station as a precautionary measure towards contain the Corona virus. The thermometer checks them of any fever like symptoms and we directly refer them to hospital in case needed.
All steps are taken by the staff to maintain cleanliness and hygiene at the platform, rooms and trains in view of the virus outbreak. We also increased the rates of platform tickets to minimise the inflow of people to the stations. Advertisement and posters are on display at places at the platform to spread awareness in passengers about the precautions and steps for their own well being,” said Khemraj Meena PRO Vadodara.
Talking about the steps by railways, interface areas in coaches & at stations such as entrance handrails (In coaches), door handles, toilet door handles & latches, toilet health faucet, water tap is being cleaned frequently in primary maintenance trains/secondary maintenance trains/ STR examination trains at depot/ platforms, onboard by OBHS staff & by CTS staff, using suitable/ recommended disinfectant, at nominated stations.
Similarly, electrical switches, charge points frequently touched by customers are also thoroughly cleaned. AC coach attendants have been appropriately counseled to regulate the temperature setting in AC coaches preferably between 24-25 degree Celsius and ensure cleaning of air filters of AC coaches during every primary maintenance. Also, all curtains in AC coaches has been removed and the blankets provided in AC coaches including first AC were withdrawn from service.
However, for First AC passengers, blankets with fresh washed covers (separate for UP/ DN directions) may be provided on demand. The Linen are been given in sealed packets to passengers and AC linen attendants have been strictly counseled against recirculation of used linen. In addition to this, sufficient additional linen has also been provided on train, as a standby.
The attendants have been counseled to ensure that open/ loose/ strewn & used linen items should not be stacked up and all curtains & spare blankets to be washed dried and stored in clean, dry storage facility.
In addition to above as per Railway Board, info stickers regarding COVID-19 precautions & awareness have been displayed in coaches & across station premises. The awareness messages are been played over in rakes with PA address system. The above measures will be ensured upto 31st March or till further notice.