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Anand Vihar railway station to house isolation coaches

IANS | June 15, 2020 10:29 AM

NEW DELHI:The Indian Railways has decided to shift all the five train services from Anand Vihar railway station to old Delhi railway station to house the isolation ward coaches for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) patients, officials said on Sunday.

According to a Northern Railway official, the services of five trains that started on June 1 are being shifted to Old Delhi railway station from Anand Vihar railway station.

The services of five trains will be shifted to Old Delhi railway station from Tuesday.

He said, the decision has been taken as the railways has planned to use the Anand Vihar railway station for isolation ward coaches to treat Covid-19 patients.

The coaches are equipped will all the medical facilities required for the treatment of Covid patients.

The decision came hours after Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that 500 railway isolation coaches will be deployed in Delhi for Covid-19 patients.

The Railways has converted 5, 231 coaches into isolation ward for Covid-19 patients.

Earlier in the day, the National transporter said it has deployed 204 of such coaches in four states so far, with 54 coaches being deployed at Delhi's Shakurbasti railway station maintenance depot.

Railway officials said that the capacity in the capital will be scaled up to 500 coaches in the coming days for 8, 000 Covid-19 patients.

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