60% Covid rail coaches to be reconverted for passenger service
Friday, 22 May 2020 () With virtually no takers for its Covid coaches, the Railway Board has decided to reconvert nearly 3,100 of these remodelled coaches which can be deployed for running Shramik Special trains. The railways had converted around 5,321 sleeper coaches and general coaches as isolation coaches for Covid patients. The Railway Board has issued a communication to all zones saying, “permitted the 'utilisation of 60? isolation coaches meant for intervention of Covid-19 cases, as Shramik Special”.