Now the fear of COVID-19 is lurking everywhere in the city, as the pandemic has gradually engulfed Operating Control Room of South East Central Railway (SECR) Nagpur Division as dozen more employees tested positive in Rapid anti-gen.
Meanwhile, Central Railway’s Nagpur Division has decided to shift operation control to Gunjan auditorium in DRM Annex building as a precautionary measure. The alternative was utilised during early outbreak of pandemic to enable sanitization of operation control room.
The extra vigil on part of CR’s division bosses paid off resulting in keeping the virus at bay. However at SECR the bosses of Operating Control overlooked repeated objections on part of employees who pointed out laxity in sanitization during shift change. They had also demanded alternate arrangement as they said the control room needs to be closed some days as they claimed virus has spread in the room. With use of centralised air conditioning the virus spread might have been fanned further among the employees.