Coronavirus Outbreak: Eastern Railways Flags Off ‘Arjun’ Train For Healthcare Staff

As the nation continues to fight the deadly Coronavirus, the West Bengal Government started a special train ‘Arjun’ for the employees of health services and other staff of Indian Railways to maintain emergency services of the railway in view of Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The special train has two EMU coaches which started from Saturday under the flagship of the Eastern Railway Sealdah division. “It is a special train for the medical staff. It has started from March 21,” Nagendra Kumar, an official, said.

While interacting with a news agency, Chief Public Relations Officers (CPRO) of Eastern Railway Nikhil Chakraborty said, “The special train Arjun will carry employees of the health services and other staff of railways to maintain emergency services. Despite the virus threat, the Indian Railway is maintaining emergency services to enable the unhindered movement of essential commodities.”

According to the latest Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s record, the state of West Bengal has so far confirmed 18 positive Coronavirus and one person has died of the deadly virus in the state.

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