MADURAI: The Southern Railway has launched a massive awareness campaign to fight the threat of Coronavirus outbreak. Now, as per advisory from Railway Board, the Southern Railway has withdrawn the supply of woolen blankets to AC coach passengers. This change in blanket supply facility is for a period of next one month or till further notification.
Southern Railway has commenced the removal of curtains in all classes of AC coaches in trains, according to a press release from Public Relations Officer of Madurai Division of Southern Railway here today- 15th March 2020.
Woolen blankets will be supplied only on demand to the passengers of AC coaches. Pillows, pillow covers and bed-sheets will continued to be supplied.
“AC coach passengers with reserved accommodation will also be intimated through SMS about the change in supply of blanket facility. Passengers are requested to make their own arrangements for blanket of may demand the blanket from coach attendant during the journey,” the Southern Railway press release added.
Disinfectants are sprayed on the exterior and interior of all coaches while audio/video announcements are played to create awareness about Coronavirus precautionary and prevention measures.