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No curtains, blankets in trains amid virus outbreak: Railways

No curtains, blankets in trains amid virus outbreak: Railways

New Delhi: In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Indian Railways has issued orders to all its zones to withdraw blankets and curtains from AC coaches as they are not washed every day.

Other items in the bed roll, including bedsheets, towels and pillow covers, are washed every day, it said.

The railway board has also instructed that the minimum temperature in the coaches be set at 24-25 degrees Celsius.

The railways will ask passengers to bring their own blankets through SMS and IVRS. It has also instructed its personnel to intensively clean coach fittings such as grab handles, window grill, bottle holders and charge points as they are touched by thousands of passengers every day.

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