New Delhi:12/5/20: Even as the 15 pairs of special trains would be operated on select routes from Tuesday nearly two months after all regular passenger services were suspended by the Indian Railways amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the national transporter has made it “mandatory” for passengers to download the Aarogya Setu app.
A senior railway ministry official told IANS, “Aarogya Setu application is mandatory for all passengers traveling by the Special AC trains.” He said it has been made mandatory by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Indian Railways shared the link of downloading the mobile application on its Twitter handle on Monday night.
The official also said that as per the MHA guidelines, on arrival at their destination, the traveling passengers will have to adhere to such health protocols as are prescribed by the destination state or the union territory. “Before commencing journey, passengers are advised to check their destination state regarding all such protocols,” the ministry said in a tweet.
The railways has asked the passengers to arrive at the railway station 90 minutes prior to the departure of the train. Thermal screening of passengers will be done before they will be allowed to enter the station premises.