Vice-President Naidu praises Indian Railways for helping tackle COVID-19 pandemic

Mr. Naidu was speaking at Visakhapatnam Railway Station after he flagged off the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train with upgraded LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) rake and additional Vistadome coaches.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  22 Nov 2021 10:52 AM GMT
Vice-President Naidu praises Indian Railways for helping tackle COVID-19 pandemic

Visakhapatnam: Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday lauded the Indian Railways for rising to the occasion during the pandemic and coming up with novel efforts to "keep the wheels running and customers protected" from the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.

Giving the instance of COVID care isolation coaches, Shramik special trains, and 'Oxygen Expresses', Mr. Naidu said the Railways geared up its entire machinery and helped the country to effectively tackle the pandemic.

The Vice-President also complimented the Railways for the in-house development and production of PPEs, coveralls, hand sanitizers and masks, and ensuring the transport of medical equipment and general goods to cities and villages. "Due to this proactive stance, shortages of goods and food stocks have been largely minimized. Thus, the Railways have not only helped the nation to effectively tackle the pandemic but proved to be an essential lifeline in times of need," he said.

Mr. Naidu was speaking at Visakhapatnam Railway Station after he flagged off the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train with upgraded LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) rake and additional Vistadome coaches.

Recalling his close association with the city, the Vice-President thanked the government and complimented the decision of Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for heeding his suggestion to the ministry to expedite the use of Vistadome coaches in the Visakhapatnam-Araku route.

Referring to the tourism potential of the route which passes through a scenic, mountainous terrain of the Eastern Ghats through many curves, tunnels, and bridges, Mr. Naidu said the 360-degree viewing system of the Vistadome coaches will make the journey an unforgettable experience for the passengers. He also commended the Railways for introducing an LHB coach that enhances the comfort and safety of the passengers.

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