Indian Railways’ Western Railway zone which operates the suburban trains in Mumbai has to run these services with utmost safety and precautions against COVID-19 as it is one main mode of transportation for the Mumbaikars.
The coaches of the Mumbai local trains need to be properly sanitised as a lot of people from various parts of Mumbai use them for transportation.
“In the initial phase of the nationwide lockdown, Western Railway began its 162 services with 18 rakes offered to traffic for emergency duty staff of State Govt., private health sector and railway staff from15 June last year,” Western Railway said in a statement.
“These services were gradually increased to 81 rakes with a total of1201 services at present. To run these services with utmost safety & precautions against COVID-19, Western Railway has adopted & implemented rigorous sanitization methods to ensure a safe journey for its commuters,” it added.
A senior railway official said,” Western Railway has taken steps such as, disinfection of passenger area and driving cab compartment, sanitization of repeated and common touch parts during maintenance, spreading awareness among commuters for maintaining social distance, etc.