Southern Railways convert 573 coaches into isolation wards

New Delhi, April 11: As part of COVID-19 preparedness the southern railway completed the conversion of 573 coaches into isolation wards within the targeted time given by the Indian railways.

Indian Railways in consultation with Armed Forces Medical Services, Medical departments of various Zonal Railways and Ayushman Bharat had decided to convert 5000 numbers of ICF design Non-AC (GS & GSCN) coaches older than 15 years into quarantine or isolation coaches.

Initially, Railway Board had given target to Southern Railway to convert 473 numbers of coaches which was later on enhanced to 573 numbers to complete by April 10. This is the highest target given by Railway board to any Zonal Railways.