Railways to modify coaches for housing the quarantined
- These modified coaches will be able to accommodate up to 320,000 beds for isolation or quarantine needs, an official statement said on Tuesday
- Work on modifying an initial 5,000 coaches across 16 railway zones has begun. A single coach will be able to accommodate as many as 16 patients
The Indian Railways is working on a war footing to modify as many as 20,000 train coaches into patient isolation wards to bolster the country’s limited healthcare infrastructure amid the rapid spread of covid-19.
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