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Railways Weekly Update




Safety First : Best ever safety performance by Indian Railways; Zero passenger fatalities due to railway accident since April 2019 The remarkable feat has been achieved for the first time since the introduction of Railways in India 166 years ago. Highest number of level crossings were eliminated 1274 nos.), and the renewal of rails was also the highest ever(at 5181 track km) in this period. Furthermore, a total 1309 nos. of ROBs/RUBs were constructed, and 1367 nos. of bridges were rehabilitated during 2019-2020 to enhance safety on the railways network.

 

Service to the nation : Indian Railways will continue to give Shramik Special Trains to States on demand As of now 63 additional Shramik Special Trains have been requisitioned by various states after Chairman Railway Board's letter to the States which emphasised that the Shramik Special trains will be provided within 24 hours of the request. Overall, more than 4,277 Shramik Special Services have transported approximately 60 lakh persons to their destination states since 1st May 2020.

 

Battling COVID-19 : 500 rail coaches turned into care centres in Delhi With an aim of enhancing facilities to fight against COVID-19, Railways is deploying 500 coaches in Delhi. These coaches have been turned into fully equipped COVID Care centres, and have 8,000 beds.

 

Contribute your bit in fight against COVID-19: Donate generously to the PM CARES Fund Citizens & Organisations can donate to the PM CARES Fund using following details: Name of the Account : PM CARES Account Number : 2121PM20202 IFSC Code : SBIN0000691 SWIFT Code : SBININBB104 Name of Bank & Branch : State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch UPI ID : pmcares@sbi

 

Download Aarogya Setu App: Government launches Bluetooth based COVID-19 Tracker The app will enable people to assess themselves the risk of catching the Corona Virus infection. It will calculate this based on their interaction with others, using cutting edge Bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence. The App's design ensures privacy-first. Find More Information Here


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