Top 5 steps by Indian Railways amidst Coronavirus lockdown! With the entire country in complete lockdown for 21 days in wake of COVID-19 pandemic, passenger train services have been suspended by Indian Railways across its network. Piyush Goyal-chaired Railway Ministry has come up with various measures to help the Centre and state governments to curb this deadly infection from spreading. Several noteworthy measures have been implemented by the ministry to help those who are in quarantine and those who need to be basic essentials. Here are top 5 steps taken by Indian Railways to help the nation fighting COVID-19 pandemic:
1) Coaches turned into quarantine facilities: Indian Railways is transforming coaches into wards for those who need to be quarantined so that they can be kept there and provided with medical facilities and food. The Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav has recently directed all the zones of Indian Railways to be prepared to convert a total of 20,000 coaches into isolation wards for placing COVID-19 patients. Besides, Indian Railways is also planning to utilize the hostel building of High-Speed Rail Training Institute that is situated in Vadodara, as a backup quarantine centre.