Indian Railways is back on track with about 200 more trains starting from June 1. However, the railway authorities have ensured that all the norms regarding social-distancing and prevention of COVID-19 will be taken care of. In a similar bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the ticket-checking staff, Indian Railways has issued a set of instructions.
The first norm on the guideline mentioned that the ticket-checking staff would be giving up on their black coat and ties. This will be the first time in the 167-year history of Indian railways that the onboard ticket checking staff will give up on their attire.
“In order to prevent/reduce chances of infection, TTE staff may be asked to dispense with tie and coat. They will, however, put on their name and designation badge,” the guidelines said.
Further to it, the onboard staff will be checking tickets of the passengers using a magnifying glass to verify the passenger details on the ticket. Previously, the TTEs used to hold the passenger tickets in their hands & verify the list from the chart.
The guidelines have been issued in order to ensure that there are no possible chances of spreading contamination among the staff. Additionally, it has been decided in the guidelines that the TTEs will not be touching any surface that belongs to passengers onboard.