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Indian Railways set up COVID-19 Fumigation Tunnel in Haryana

  • COVID-19 Fumigation tunnel is located at Jagadhari, Haryana
  • Sanitization will start from entry gate to exit gate

A special fumigation tunnel has been made in the Jagadhari workshop of Indian Railways. A fumigation tunnel or sanitization room has been constructed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The number of patients infected with coronavirus is rapidly increasing. Transportation medium like aircraft, bus and rail operations are also at a standstill. Respective state government and Central government along with ordinary citizens are also making their best effort at their own level to control this pandemic. Recently, Indian Railways has invented world’s cheapest ventilator-Jeevan for coronavirus patients to cope with the shortage of ventilators in future. At present, it has built a Fumigation tunnel at Jagadhari, Haryana.

Virus infection of body will be eradicated by Fumigation Tunnel
The national transport giant has added itself in the list of those who have built special tunnels to prevent the coronavirus infection. A special fumigation tunnel has been made in the Jagadhari workshop of Indian Railways. A fumigation tunnel or sanitization room has been constructed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Indian Railways has given information about this by tweeting from its official Twitter handle. Railways has devised new tricks to fight with the havoc of Corona to its employees. Railways claim that once a person comes out of this tunnel, the viral infection, if any of their body will be eradicated.

Entire Body will be sanitized in the Fumigation Tunnel
According to the information given by the Railways, a fumigation tunnel or sanitizer room has been made to halt the spread of COVID-19. When a person enters this tunnel a fumigation spray will begin. Railways claim that the entire body will be sanitized from the time one crosses the tunnel’s entry gate to exit gate. Significantly, Jagadhari is located in Yamunanagar district of Haryana. There have been more than 49 cases of coronavirus in Haryana. However, it is a matter of relief that 24 of these patients have been completely recovered and discharged from the hospital. Significantly, the number of patients infected with corona in the country has reached beyond 4000.

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Converting BCN-A cargo compartment into Fumigation Tunnel
After the outbreak of Corona, the Railways stepped up efforts to contribute to the war against it. With a lot of effort and hard work, the Jagadhari workshop team achieved significant success. In the Jagadhari Workshop, a successful experiment was done to convert a BCN-A cargo compartment into a sanitizer room. This has been done by skilled staff of Maldibba Shop, Milrai Shop and Machine Shop of Jagadhari Workshop.

Fumigation Tunnel is made by putting socket and nozzle in front of the pressure pipe
The staffs have made it by putting socket and nozzle in front of the pressure pipe. Munish Kumar ticket number 3371 and Ajay Kumar ticket number 3349 of the machine shop along with other workers have contributed completely in making it. When someone enters this sanitizer room from the ingot, nozzles will start spraying and the whole body will get sanitized on its way to the out gate. In this process, any other virus / germs will be completely destroyed and the person will be safe. Thus a similar system like sanitizer wagon room can be used in hospitals, factories, offices and other crowded places to stay safe from disease. The Jagadhari Workshop’s Chief Workshop Manager, other officers, supervisors’ staff and other personnel got support to build this sanitizer wagon room.

Jagadhari Workshop Employees also created PPE Kit
Jagadhari Workshop employees have created special Personal Protective Equipment (PPE kit) kit for health workers engaged in the fight against the corona virus. Railway workers have prepared this PPE kit from the pressure fabric at Jagadhari workshop. Three samples of this kit were sent to DRDO for testing that has been approved. The DRDO has said that the kits are capable of protecting the doctors treating the coronavirus patients. Now these kits will be ready in the railway workshop. It took a team of 15-20 personnel to prepare the kit. The team which prepares PPE kits has also been given a prize of Rs 25 thousand by the Northern Railway General Manager.

There is a shortage of PPE kits for doctors and paramedical staff examining patients infected with Corona virus. Doctors who treat infected people can use this kit only once. Now infected patients are increasing in the country. Due to this, demand of PPE kit increased. The government was also under increasing pressure. In order to meet the shortage of kits, Railway employees also started the test to prepare PPE kits at Jagadhari workshop. The initiative has been stated a week before.

Author: Rohit Choubey


Rohit is an avid blogger as well an eminent digital marketeer. He has immense passion towards food blogging. His hobbies include travelling, cooking and watching movies. He is the content analyst for RailMitra.

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Author: Rohit Choubey


Rohit is an avid blogger as well an eminent digital marketeer. He has immense passion towards food blogging. His hobbies include travelling, cooking and watching movies. He is the content analyst for RailMitra.