While it is still uncertain when we will receive a full stop sign for the emerging coronavirus cases around the world, travel is beginning to take slow steps to take care of tourists and travelers alike.
While Indian Railways, one of the largest rail networks in the world, has seen many ups and downs due to coronavirus cases in which they have announced due to government restrictions to open and close them, they are beginning to develop coaches that will appeal to tourists travel to Covid.
Taking COVID-19 into account, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal shared the details of the special wagons being designed at the Kapurthala railroad car factory in Punjab.The details of new trainers where changes are made include
- Concentration on hands-free systems: Since most of the facilities used in railways involve a lot of manual contact, the new design contains many functions that are mostly hands-free. Aside from that, some of the amenities like using a faucet and soap dispenser come with a pedal. The Indian railroad cars are equipped with foot-operated devices for dispensing soap and tap water, the toilet door is also equipped with a pedal, as are the flushing system and the locks on the inside.
The compartment door is equipped with special latches that can be opened with a forearm.
- Copper-coated handrails: Because copper has antimicrobial and antiviral properties, the handrails that would have the most contact are made using copper. It is believed that copper will break down any virus or pathogen as soon as it lands on the surface, the ministry said.
- Titanium dioxide coating: The titanium dioxide coating is applied to sinks, toilet seats, berths, snack tables, glass windows, floors and most places where there would be multiple human contacts. This prevents the growth of fungi and kills bacteria and viruses, mold, etc. and above all improves indoor air quality. The non-toxic coating is approved by the US Food & Drug Administration.
- Plasma air purification: The coaches in Indian coaches are equipped with a plasma air purification system in their air conditioning duct. The plasma air cleaning disinfects the air and the surfaces in the buses "with ionized air".
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