New Delhi, Apr 3: Indian Railways is making all-out efforts to supplement the health care initiatives of the Union Government and is producing masks and sanitiser in-house in its all zonal railways, production units and PSUs. Till April 1, Indian Railways has produced a total of 287,704 masks and 25,806 litres of sanitiser in its zonal railways, production units and PSUs.
Central Railway has taken lead in this regard with 22,580 masks and 2,693 litres of sanitiser, Western Railway with 46,313 masks and 700 litres of sanitiser, North Central Railway with 26,567 masks and 3,100 litres of sanitiser and Eastern Railway with 14,800 masks and 2,620 litres of sanitiser, an official release here said. Since freight operations of Indian Railways are running 24X7 to maintain essentials and goods supplies, operation and maintenance staff are working round-the-clock. To ensure safety of these staff and boost their morale, masks and hand sanitisers are being made available to all staff coming on duty at the workplace as well as for contract labourers. Soap, water and washing facilities are being provided at all work places.(UNI)