Rail travel will be more safe, with UVC light robot


Apart from protecting the passengers from corona infection, this unmanned system will also save the staff from coming in contact with the infected place.

  • Devesh Tiwari

The Indian Railways seems to be trying to take every step of precaution for the prevention of corona during the journey. In order to ensure the safe travel of railway passengers amidst the festive season and the possibility of a third wave of corona, now the UVC light has been started to be used to disinfect the corona prone places inside the coach.

The special thing is that for this. Robots are being used so that human intervention of staff in the sanitization process can be reduced.

Experiment started with this train

Delhi Division has started Technology Driven Disinfection Program. In passenger trains, this robot uses UVC light to sanitize 100% inside the coach. The UVC light with its ultraviolet rays thoroughly disinfects the places in contact with the passengers inside the compartment. For the first time in train number 02004 New Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express, disinfectant work is being done with the help of this UVC light robot.

Proving helpful

In fact, the idea of ​​using robots to completely disinfect the coach was started a year ago. For this, the Raipur division has prepared a robot equipped with this UVC light. These robots are very useful in AC coaches as there are no windows open for ventilation. Also, the railways is using them not only for coaches but also for places more prone to infection.

Purpose of making travel safe

Explain that during the first wave of Corona, the operation of trains was stopped for the prevention of infection. Since then, the railways has been continuously adopting measures to make rail travel safe. In this episode, now a unique method of cleaning with UVC robot has been started from Delhi Division.


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