Keeping in view the public demand and for the convenience of the passengers, Waltair Division will allow the entry and exit of the passengers on either side, east side, and west side, of the Visakhapatnam railway station with effect from December 4. Because of the Covid-19 situation, the entry and exit were restricted. Westside (platform No.8 side) was open for entry and Eastside (platform No. 1) for the exit.
Now the passengers having confirmed tickets will be allowed on both sides of Visakhapatnam railway station that is from the platform No.1 side and from platform No.8 (Gnanapuram side). Two gates on each side will be opened for the passage of bonafide passengers earmarking one gate for entry and the other gate for exit. Passengers have to follow all safety protocols as prescribed by MHA Guidelines.
All passengers will be screened and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to enter /board the train. Passengers traveling by these special services should observe health protocol by wearing face covers/masks at the entry and during travel. The passengers need to reach the station in advance to facilitate thermal screening at the station. Passengers shall observe social distancing both at the station and on trains. Chetan Kumar Shrivastava, Divisional Railway Manager, urged people to cooperate with the Railways and take safety precautions in order to serve them better.