SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER INTENSIFIES CLEANLINESS & SANITISATION DRIVES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Kolkata, 26th September, 2020:
South Eastern Railway has undertaken cleanliness and sanitisation drives at its stations of the places which frequently come in contact with the travelling passengers and rail-users. The areas such as entrance handrails in train coaches, railway offices, door handles, toilet health faucets , water taps etc are being cleaned frequently as precautionary measures against COVID-19 pandemic . All passenger interface areas like seating benches at stations & in the concourse, waiting halls, are being cleaned and sanitised on regular basis. In-house sanitiser being produced by South Eastern Railway is being used every where.
The Railway provides disinfected infrastructures and clean environment to the employees for performing their regular duties. Cleaning staff have been engaged to spray disinfectant within the railway office premises, other establishments particularly on the platforms and railway areas. Arrangements have also been made to clean the coaches using disinfectant during sanitization process. Regular cleaning, sanitization & disinfection of all offices, stations, depots, colonies, control offices etc. have been made mandatory over SER’s jurisdiction. This intensive cleanliness and sanitization drive is being monitored at apex level. The employees who are engaged in this mission are advised to maintain social distancing and use face covers. Thermal screening of all staff is being carried out daily and they are also counseled to adopt health safety measures. Mass awareness campaigns are conducted following the Covid-19 Guidelines.
The frontline staff including Loco Pilots, Guards, Station Managers, Yard Masters, Controllers, Traffic Inspectors etc. are on round the clock duty for maintaining uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to different parts of the country through Parcel Express trains and Freight trains. They are also involved in running of Special trains transporting passengers on different routes. These frontline Staff have been given face masks, sanitizers, soaps and gloves to safeguard themselves from the deadly pandemic. Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and other health care personnel have also been provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) produced in-house. Employees and stakeholders without face covers are not being allowed to enter railway offices and premises. South Eastern Railway is determined to continue with regular cleaning and sanitization process and ready to combat any adverse situation during the pandemic. Cleanliness-cum sanitisation for safety of the passengers has now been the prime activity of Railways.