Pune Station: PMC, Railways Intensify Screening, COVID Test Of Passengers Coming From Other States

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Sumit Singh

Pune, 18 May 2021: In the backdrop of the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic and the Maharashtra government’s decision to make it mandatory for people coming from other states to carry RT-PCR negative report, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the railways have intensified screening and testing of passengers.


According to officials, the daily footfall of the passengers at the Pune railway station is around 40,000 out of which 15,000 passengers are coming from other states. Those coming from other states are asked to go out from platform no. 6 (DRM office side). They are screened for body temperature and symptoms. There is also a facility for rapid antigen test (RAT) if someone has a fever or other symptoms.


Pune Railway Station Director Sanjay Kumar said, “We are giving support and facility to PMC to check that every passenger coming from other states. PMC medical team, railway staff, RPF, ticket checkers, Station Master all are working as a team.”


We have asked PMC to share the details about how many passengers are tested positive during the check-up but we have not received the details yet. PMC’s Assistant Medical Officer Dr Sanjeev Wavare said that the passengers should be checked at the boarding station and should not be allowed to travel if he/she does not have a negative RT-PCR report.


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