As of now, the 21- day nationwide lockdown will end. The government is likely resume Indian railways transport services. The plan is to divide the country into three zones. Government will do division depending on number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Railway Board Chief V.K Yadav conducted meeting with two other senior officials of the board. He said the three zones are indicated as – Red, Yellow and Green. In the ‘red zone’, they will allow no travel. The ‘yellow zone’ will have restricted transport services. Moreover, the ‘green zone’ will observe no restriction in number of services.
There is no final decision on this until now. However, railway authorities are making effective plans to ensure safety of the passengers. To implement social distancing norms at railway platforms and to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases. Indian Railways board is discussing various preventive measures. The focus is on resumption of services without comprising the safety of any traveler.
Measures taken into consideration include –
Apart from this, the Indian Railways Board announced thermal screening provisions at all entry points. There will be no Travel for Senior Citizens. Wearing facemasks for all passengers becomes mandatory. Fine applicable on people traveling without masks.