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Indian Railways to create 3.2 lakh isolation beds in 20,000 coaches for COVID-19 patients

Updated : March 31, 2020 03:55 PM IST

In the initial phase, the state-run transporter will prepare 5,000 coaches to accommodate up to 80,000 COVID-19 patients.
Currently, only non-AC integral coach factory (ICF) sleeper coaches will be converted into quarantine or isolation coaches.
One Indian style toilet will be converted into a bathing room and will be equipped with bucket, mug and soap dispenser.
Indian Railways to create 3.2 lakh isolation beds in 20,000 coaches for COVID-19 patients

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