Railway administration has taken elaborate measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 infection by deploying appropriate restrictions at stations, counters and on trains to enforce the Health Protocol guidelines and to prevent overcrowding of passengers including a fine for not wearing masks. The Division is also organizing a thermal screening of passengers at stations.
As many state governments are issuing health advisories and adopting various measures to combat the spread of pandemic, passengers should invariably follow such protocols at originating and destination stations. The Government of Andhra Pradesh, as part of its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, has imposed new restrictions with effect from 05-05-2021 to 18-5-2021 (14 days). The public movement allowed from 6.00AM to 12.00 noon only on a day during this period.
Similarly, it is mandatory for all long-distance train passengers reaching West Bengal from outside the state should possess an RT-PCR negative test report, for a test conducted within 72 hours of such train departure, with immediate effect.
Taking cognizance of this, certain restrictions imposed by railways to combat the spread of the pandemic. Waltair Division of East Coast Railway appeals to all the passengers using train services to follow all the COVID-19 protocols issued from time to time by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and State Governments from time to time.
▪Please enter the station with valid and reserved tickets only
▪Please do not enter station premises and train without wearing the mask
▪Please do not make the crowd at Reservation counters and while boarding & de-boarding train
▪Please maintain social distancing in station premises and in trains
▪Please ensure frequent hand wash or use of sanitizer
▪Please bring your own bedspreads and food items
▪Please follow the protocol of the respective destination and originating stations
▪Please co-operate with Railway employees for checking your valid documents at stations and during your journey.
This advisory is issued in the public interest and to serve you better.