Chhath puja 2020: Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station makes special arrangement for safety of women commuters – travel
On the auspicious event of the Chhath pageant, Indian Railways has gone the additional mile to make sure the utmost comfort of the passengers amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
In an effort to preserve the very best diploma of security protocols amidst the well being disaster, solely these passengers who’ve confirmed tickets are allowed to enter the ready room association made exterior the station (Pandal), the seating preparations are made following social distancing norms and all are required to put on masks.
A particular helpdesk has been additionally supplied on the Anand Vihar Railway Station for passengers and a particular association has been made for girls commuters for his or her security. The Railways has additionally stationed medical doctors to sort out any medical contingency amongst passengers.
Fundamental facilities like clear bogs, TV screens have been put in that can show Chatt applications, particular bulletins are being made for the pilgrims for arrival and departure of particular trains.
34-year-old Nilesh Mishra who has come all the best way from Dubai to rejoice Chatt Pooja has lauded the hassle made by the railway authority.
“I’ve come from Dubai for Chath Pooja. I wasn’t conscious that Chhath celebrations have been banned in Delhi this 12 months, I obtained to comprehend it solely once I landed on the airport. It’s a good resolution by the Delhi Authorities to ban the celebrations in view of COVID-19 disaster,” Mishra mentioned.
One other passenger Neeraj Srivatsava who got here from Gujarat and will probably be going to Gorakhpur by way of Delhi to rejoice the Solar worship pageant, mentioned, “All of the festive celebrations are dim this time as a consequence of COVID and it’s good that Chhath celebrations have been banned as a result of if individuals would collect in giant numbers, it is going to improve the chance of contracting COVID-19.”
The Basic Supervisor, Northern Railway, Ashutosh Gangwal advised ANI that they held a gathering and mentioned the particular preparations that might be required to take care of social distancing with the intention to handle the gang that might journey for the Chhath celebration.
“This was accomplished in order that the passengers don’t face any inconvenience and the required tips of COVID are additionally adopted,” he added.
He additional added that final 12 months, Indian Railways had made 1,063 journeys and this 12 months that is 3 times and round 3,237 journeys are scheduled to fulfill the gang administration throughout Diwali and Chatt puja celebrations.
Manoj Kumar, working in Najafgarh who’s scheduled to go to Bihar mentioned, “I’ve come from Najafgarh and would journey to Patna. I’m going to rejoice Chhath Pooja with my household. Individuals ought to preserve social distancing and must be cautious whereas celebrating. The association made by the Railways could be very good and is including to the comfort of the passengers.”
Chatt Puja day is a day of fasting and reverence particularly for married girls who dedicate the providing of flowers, fruits and delicacies together with water to Lord Surya (Solar God) and Chhathi Maiya. However the coronavirus pandemic has brought on havoc the world over.
No Chhath Puja celebrations allowed inside Delhi at public locations like ponds and riverbanks. The Delhi Excessive Court docket has upheld the Delhi authorities’s resolution to ban the identical as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) had issued an order to to not permit any gathering in public locations for Chhath Puja that falls on November 20 this 12 months.
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