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NWR gears up for regular train services | Jaipur News

JAIPUR: As the train services resume from Monday, the authorities of various divisions of North Western Railway (NWR), including Jaipur division, were discussing and finalizing the SOPs to be followed. Be it the operating staff, signaling staff or passengers, safety conditions will apply to all. Passengers who were tested positive for Covid-19 and have not got fitness certificate will not be allowed to board the train. Besides, those having influenza-like illness symptoms would also not be allowed to travel.
TOI on Sunday spoke to the authorities to get the low-down on rules to be followed by the passengers while starting their journey from Monday onwards.
“There would be designated entrance only for the passengers. At Jaipur, the passengers would be allowed entry only through Parshuram Circle, which is the main entrance,” said Abhay Sharma, chief public relations officer, NWR.
Jaipur railway station has three entry points including one from Hasanpura, one from Gopalbari and one from Parshuram Circle.
The authorities have been asked to arrange touch-free hand wash facilities for the passengers boarding various trains. “We would ensure that the luggage of the passengers is sanitized before they enter the platform area. Also, every nook and corner of the railway station would be sanitized after regular intervals,” said an officer.
All the passengers will undergo thermal scanning and only asymptomatic passengers would be allowed to board the trains.
Authorities have been asked to continuously sanitize various touching points including the entrance gates, gates of waiting rooms, wash rooms, etc.
The trains will connect Jaipur to cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata directly. Within Rajasthan, the trains will travel to Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh and Udaipur
Guideline for passengers
Passengers who are not allowed to travel
· Persons who have tested Covid-19 positive and have not been declared medically fit.
· Persons who have for various reasons been placed under home/institutional quarantine.
· Persons who have influenza-like illness symptoms.
General instructions
· All passengers shall be screened at the station.
· Only passengers with confirmed tickets shall be allowed to enter the station.
· All passengers must wear face cover/mask at the station as well as during the journey.
· Passengers shall reach the station at least 90 minutes in advance and not earlier than 120 minutes from the scheduled departure of train.
· All passengers must download and use Aarogya Setu application.
· Passengers shall observe social distancing both at the station and in the train.
· No linen, blanket or curtain will be available in the train, if necessary, bring your own linen for the journey.
· Travellers are advised to travel light with minimal baggage.
· Passengers shall maintain hygiene and shall not spit here and there.
· Passengers are advised to carry their own food and water during the journey as limited eatables will be provided on payment basis only in trains having pantry cars.
· Passengers will follow social distancing on platforms. Distancing marks are provided on surface of the platforms.

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