Southern Railway has launched a massive awareness campaign to fight the threat of Coronavirus outbreak.  A host of preventive measures also have been put in place. Amongst other measures, disinfectants are sprayed on the exterior and interiors of all the coaches/EMUs/MEMUs of the primary maintenance trains of Southern Railway. Railway staff working in the areas of customer interface have been advised to adhere to requisite precautions. Audio announcement and videos are played on regular basis to create awareness about precautionary measures against COVID-19.

As part of these initiatives and in view of the advisory from Railway Board, Southern Railways has withdrawn the supply of woolen blankets to AC coach passengers.  Southern Railway has commenced the removal of curtains in all classes of AC coaches.  However, woolen blankets will be supplied only on demand to the passengers of AC coaches.  Pillows, Pillow covers and  bed sheets will continue to be supplied.  AC passengers with reserved accommodation will also be intimated through SMS about the change in the supply of blanket facility. This change in the blanket facility is for a period of next one month or till further notification.

Passengers are requested to cooperate with the Railways to take the preventive measures and make their own arrangements for blanket if considered necessary to them or may demand the blanket from coach attendant in coach during the journey.