Railway traffic resuming normally at Zamiin-Uud - Erlian station

2020-11-30 13:13:49

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Railway traffic at Zamiin-Uud - Erlian stations has resumed from November 27, highlighted the operative team working at Ulaanbaatar Railway during an online conference on November 28.  Moreover, some cargo that were being transported on autoroad without electronic seals have begun to be loaded onto trains at Taltsi station of Ulan-Ude, Russia.


The operative team was established in order to ensure infection control measures are being followed, to limit its spread, and enhance readiness as according to the decision made by the Head of the State Emergency Commission in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the staff of Ulaanbaatar Railway JSC.


During the conference, Deputy Head of Ulaanbaatar Railway JSC in charge of traffic safety Ch.Tsogtbayar reported that 15,875 staffs out of 15,956 have been tested for the coronavirus as of November 27, and 81 staffs have yet to be tested due to reasons such as being currently on annual leave, receiving medical treatment, and being unable to travel due to the lockdown.


Praising the resumption of railway traffic at Zamiin-Uud - Erlian station and the loading of cargo at Taltsi station in Ulan-Ude, Russia, Head of the Operative Team, Minister of Road and Transport Development L.Khaltar obliged the railway officials with the following:


-to pay special attention to the increase in suspicious cases at Darkhan, Sukhbaatar, and Choir stations, 


- to have the watchmen and engineers newly appointed to stations and junctions carefully study the technical guidelines for the specific station, and to provide them with additional instructions for operational health and safety 


-to re-test staffs that have been put under home isolation, and issue decisions regarding their isolation by discussing the matter with the General Agency for Specialized Inspection,


-to provide healthcare services to railway staff working at railway construction sites and involve them in medical checkups, and acquire assistance from the hospital in Sainshand or the central railway hospital if necessary.