Indian Railways Deploys 960 COVID Care Coaches In Five States

Indian Railways Deploys 960 COVID Care Coaches In Five StatesIndian Railways’ isolation coaches for COVID-19 patients

Indian Railways has deployed total 960 COVID Care coaches in five states including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh, the Ministry of Railways said in a statement on Wednesday (17 June).

Out of total 960 COVID Care coaches, 503 have been deployed in Delhi, 20 in Andhra Pradesh, 60 in Telangana, 372 in Uttar Pradesh and 5 in Madhya Pradesh, the ministry said.

Zonal Railways have converted 5,231 coaches as COVID Care Centres to be used for very mild or mild cases. These will be allocated to the states by the Railways whenever demanded.

In Delhi, the Railways has deployed 503 coaches at nine different stations including 50 at Shakurbasti, 267 at Anand Vihar, 21 at Delhi Safdarjung, 50 at Delhi Sarai Rohilla, 33 at Delhi Cant, 30 at Adarsh Nagar, 13 at Delhi Shahadra, 13 at Tughlakabad and 26 at Patel Nagar.

"In Uttar Pradesh, total 372 COVID Care coaches have been deployed at 23 different locations i.e. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Jn., Lucknow, Varanasi, Bhadohi, Faizabad, Saharanpur, Mirzapur, Subedarganj, Kanpur, Jhansi, Jhansi Workshop, Agra, Nakha Jungle, Gonda, Nautanwa, Bahraich, Varanasi City, Manduadih, Mau, Bhatni, Bareilly City, Farrukhabad and Kasganj," the ministry said.

A total of 5 coaches have been deployed in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior.

In Andhra Pradesh, total 20 COVID Care coaches are deployed at Vijayawada while in Telangana, a total of 60 COVID Care coaches are deployed at 3 different locations - Secunderabad, Kachguda and Adilabad.