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Unique COVID Prevention Kiosk ‘UV Baggage Bath’ Inaugurated At Bengaluru Railway Station

To prevent Coronavirus infection, a kiosk has been set-up at the second entry of the Bengaluru Railway station where he 6 passenger luggage is completely sanitised before the passengers’ board trains

Unique COVID Prevention Kiosk 'UV Baggage Bath' Inaugurated At Bengaluru Railway Station
Highlights
  • South Western Railway has set-up UV Baggage Bath kiosk to disinfect luggage
  • Kiosk has been set-up at the second entry of Bengaluru Railway station
  • Post disinfection, luggage will have a sticker certifying it as disinfected

Bengaluru: A unique COVID prevention kiosk was inaugurated at Bengaluru Railway Station with an aim to fight the pandemic, South Western Railway said on Monday (August 3). It was inaugurated by Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Bengaluru Division, AN Krishna Reddyalong with Kalyani Sethuraman, Additional Divisional Railway Manager (Admin), Bengaluru Division. The kiosk has been named ‘UV Baggage Bath’. It has been set up at the second entry of the station where most of the scheduled special trains arrive and depart to ensure passenger luggage is completely sanitized before the passengers’ board trains, South Western Railway said in a release.

Also Read: Coronavirus Free Passenger Journey: Indian Railways Prepare For The ‘New Normal’, Design First ‘Post COVID Coach’

UV Baggage Bath is an enclosed chamber beamed by Ultra Violet (UV) light from all directions, through which passenger luggage will be passed to effectively disinfect all types of contaminations including virus, bacteria and other germs/pathogens that reside on all the outer surface of the baggage, it said.

The release said the luggage shall then be handed back to the passenger with a sticker certifying it as disinfected.

Extra care has been taken to ensure safety of the passengers with an extended tunnel on both ends and UV resistant flaps for the sides of the tunnel. The option can be exercised by passengers disembarking at the stations too, the release said.

“It is uniquely designed for disinfecting baggage at railway stations, thereby helping to reduce indirect mode of COVID – 19 transmissions from the outer surfaces of travel bags to the human beings,” it added.

The optional luggage disinfection process would be available free to the passengers during the trial phase of one month, after which nominal charges will be collected based on the cost of operation and patronage.

This proposal is being implemented at KSR Bengaluru and Yesvantpur Railway stations by M/s Optimurz Bio and IT Solutions, a Chennai-based new generation start-up, delivering information technology and integrated biotech solutions using cutting edge technologies, under NINFRIS (New & Innovative Non-Fare Revenue Ideas Scheme) by Railways, the release said.

Also Read: Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat: Bio-toilets Installed In 3,247 Coaches Under The East Coast Railway

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World

24,36,58,646Cases
20,51,42,869Active
3,35,67,367Recovered
49,48,410Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,36,58,646 and 49,48,410 have died; 20,51,42,869 are active cases and 3,35,67,367 have recovered as on October 25, 2021 at 4:04 am.

India

3,41,89,774 14,306Cases
1,67,6954,899Active
3,35,67,367 18,762Recovered
4,54,712 443Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,89,774 confirmed cases including 4,54,712 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,67,695 and 3,35,67,367 have recovered as on October 25, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,02,961 1,410

27,506 128

64,35,439 1,520

1,40,016 18

Kerala

49,15,331 8,538

77,964 3,191

48,08,775 11,366

28,592 363

Karnataka

29,85,986 388

8,740 203

29,39,239 586

38,007 5

Tamil Nadu

26,95,216 1,127

13,034 246

26,46,163 1,358

36,019 15

Andhra Pradesh

20,63,577 400

5,102 120

20,44,132 516

14,343 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,095 13

103 9

16,87,093 4

22,899

West Bengal

15,86,455 989

7,882 151

15,59,518 828

19,055 10

Delhi

14,39,603 37

320 14

14,14,192 51

25,091

Odisha

10,38,411 447

4,185 33

10,25,917 410

8,309 4

Chhattisgarh

10,05,847 20

219 11

9,92,056 31

13,572

Rajasthan

9,54,402 2

31 1

9,45,417 3

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,418 16

164 4

8,16,167 20

10,087

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,749 9

85 6

7,82,141 3

10,523

Haryana

7,71,157 16

127 12

7,60,981 4

10,049

Bihar

7,26,058 4

38 2

7,16,359 2

9,661

Telangana

6,70,274 135

3,950 34

6,62,377 168

3,947 1

Assam

6,08,589 139

3,857 111

5,98,759 244

5,973 6

Punjab

6,02,209 20

229 2

5,85,429 22

16,551

Jharkhand

3,48,627 35

224 22

3,43,268 13

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,821 6

163 6

3,36,259 11

7,399 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,638 72

866 4

3,26,343 68

4,429

Himachal Pradesh

2,22,638 69

1,496 82

2,17,406 149

3,736 2

Goa

1,77,886 34

545 29

1,73,983 63

3,358

Puducherry

1,27,735 61

467 10

1,25,411 49

1,857 2

Manipur

1,23,292 63

931 30

1,20,450 89

1,911 4

Mizoram

1,17,419 158

8,080 863

1,08,927 1,016

412 5

Tripura

84,389 5

98 3

83,475 8

816

Meghalaya

83,371 49

639 56

81,286 102

1,446 3

Chandigarh

65,323 2

28 1

64,475 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,089

132 10

54,677 10

280

Sikkim

31,900 32

200 5

31,306 27

394

Nagaland

31,712 5

243 7

30,790 12

679

Ladakh

20,904 5

37 1

20,659 6

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,679

4 0

10,671

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,648

6 2

7,513 2

129

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