दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 293 Dt: 16.08.2021
SPECIAL SURVEILLANCE MEASURES FOR ARRIVALS FROM KERALA AND MAHARASHTRA
With regard to Special Surveillance Measures (of Govt. of Karnataka) for arrivals from Kerala and Maharashtra, for passengers arriving by trains:
a)SWR has re-iterated the orders contained in government of Karnataka Circular dated 31.07.2021, that only passengers with negative RTPCR certificate not older than 72 hrs prior to boarding, shall board the trains ( from Maharashtra, Kerala)- irrespective of vaccination status.
b)General Manager Shri Sanjeev Kishore has re-iterated these instructions to the General Managers of adjacent zones i.e., Southern Railway, South Central Railway, Central Railway & Western Railway (Kerala, Maharashtra state jurisdictions co – inside with these railway zones) to allow passengers with negative RTPCR certificate only to board the trains and instruct officials concerned and TTE to check the same, prior to boarding.
c)Shri Kishore has assured that SWR will extend its fullest cooperation to State Government at all levels to prevent the spread of Covid -19.
d)Further he has requested State Government to make arrangements (as was done during 1stwave of Covid -19) at railway stations, to test the upcoming passengers.
Divisions have been instructed to put in place, measures to check passengers and hand over those that do not possess RTPCR Negative Certificate (not more than 72 hrs prior to Boarding) to authorities of State Government Health Department for further action (testing/quarantine etc).
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi