Palakkad Division installed thermal scanning cameras at Kozhikode Railway station on both the entry points to ensure contactless temperature screening of passengers. The imported equipment worth Rs.2.3 Lakh consists of a InfraRed camera and a system to monitor the temperature level of the passengers. Shoranur Junction, Mangaluru Central and Mangaluru Junction Stations are also identified for the installation of thermal cameras.
Covid-19 Prevention Measures on trains :
In view of the prevailing COVID19 conditions, Railway has taken several measures to minimise the health risks to the passengers and to make their travel safer.Starting with regular sanitization of coaches, spraying of disinfectants in toilets at Stations and on trains at regular intervals, and insisting on wearing face masks and keeping adequate physical distance, Railway is allowing only passengers with confirmed tickets to travel after ensuring their thermal screening at the entry of the stations.
As part of preventive measures, issue of bed rolls to passengers have been discontinued and curtains have been removed in all AC coaches, and the temperature setting has been modified suitably with increased frequency of air change inside AC Coaches.In addition to these measures, Railway also stopped serving cooked food in trains to minimise the health risks in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
In view of the above restrictions, passengers were advised to make their own arrangements for bedrolls and to bring their own food. However, to cater to the minimum needs of the passengers while travelling, mobile catering units operated by IRCTC were advised to sell only ‘ready to eat’ food items comprising of local cuisine varieties sourced from reputed brands, PAD items (such as packed snacks, potato chips, biscuits, etc.), coffee/tea, Rail Neer to the passengers on board.