Ministry of Home Affairs issue SOP for movement of persons by trains

May 13, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on May 11, 2020, issues Standards Operating Protocol (SOP) for movement of persons by trains, to Ministries / Departments of Government of India, State / Union Territory Governments and State / Union Territory Authorities, with the directions for their strict implementation.

The following SOP is laid down:

i. Movement of trains shall be permitted by the Ministry of Railways (MoR)

ii. MoR shall publicized train schedule, protocols for booking, entry and movement of passengers and coach service.

iii. Confirmed e-ticket passengers will be allowed to enter the station.

iv. The movement of the passenger(s) as well as driver will be allowed on the basis of the conformed e-ticket.

v. MoR ensure screening of passengers; hand sanitizers at entry and exit; passengers shall be wearing face covers / masks.

vi. Passengers will follow social distancing.

vii. Heath advisories / guidelines will be circulated to staff and passengers

viii. Passengers after arrival to their destination shall adhere to heath protocols. 


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