Coronavirus: No blankets to be supplied in AC coaches in India
May 29, 2020

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Corona Virus: No Blankets in AC Coach in Lucknow’s Charbagh Station

Coronavirus: No blankets to be supplied in AC coaches

Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 107 people countrywide, the authorities at the Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, said no blankets will be provided to passengers in Air-Conditioned coaches. Instead, additional bed sheets will be available to the passengers, in case required during travelling.
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Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 107 people countrywide, the authorities at the Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, said no blankets will be provided to passengers in Air-Conditioned coaches. Instead, additional bed sheets will be available to the passengers, in case required during travelling. The decision comes at a time when the total number of Covid-19 cases in India have spiked to 107, and has left two people – from Delhi, Karnataka – dead.

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“We will not be providing blankets to the passengers in AC coaches. We will give additional bedsheets to the passengers in case required during travelling,” Senior engineer of the Northern Railways DK Mishra told India Today TV. In order to diffuse the infectious coronavirus, which has claimed more than 5,000 lives globally, Charbagh Railway Station authorities have also started cleaning the coaches of the trains. The coaches are being washed and fumigated to kill the germs, said DK Mishra. “The railways is committed to maintaining proper hygiene amid novel coronavirus. Our priority is the safety of the customers. Our workers are sanitising coaches of every train. Before the sanitisation process, coaches are being washed and fumigated to kill the germs. The cleaning process will continue at regular intervals till further orders,” DK Mishra told India Today TV. Proper cleaning and sanitisation of toilets, electronic devices and switches are also being done. As a precautionary measure, the workers are also wearing masks and gloves during the sanitisation process, added Mishra. Note: Source Code https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/coronavirus-no-blankets-supplied-in-ac-coaches-lucknow-charbagh-railway-station-1655799-2020-03-15