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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 690
ANSWERED ON:  16.09.2020
Conversion of Coaches into Covid Care Units
Dr. T. Sumathy (a) Thamizhachi Thangapandian
Balubhau (Alias Suresh Narayan) Dhanorkar
Will the Minister of



RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government has taken effective steps to open Passenger railway transport as its operations were halted amid the outbreak of the COVID-19;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the approximate time by which the passenger train services are to be restored;
(c) the appropriate action plan decided or to be taken by the Government to mitigate the problems faced by people once the train services restart all over the country after COVID-19 lockdown;
(d) whether the Government has provided large number of rail coaches for temporary COVID-19 treatment and care units during the lockdown crisis;
(e) if so, the details thereof and the utility status of such transformed rail coaches in the country, railway zone-wise; and
(f) the approximate time by which these transformed coaches are likely to be put into passenger transport again?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) to (f) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

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