In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, Central and Western Railway has ordered to remove blankets and curtains from AC coaches as they are not washed every day. Other items in the bedroll, including bed sheets, towels, and pillow covers, are washed every day.
The announcement was made by the public relations officer of Central and Western Railways on Saturday in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“In order to prevent the spread of the virus, blankets and curtains should be immediately withdrawn from service till further orders,” the announcement said.
A tweet to this effect has been posted by Western Railway saying, “Kindly note that it has been decided to withdraw curtains & blankets from AC coaches of trains as they are not washed every trip, for prevention of the outbreak coronavirus. Passengers may please bring their own blankets if need be. Inconvenience is regretted.”