Disinfectant tunnel unveiled at Nairobi Railway Station
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has unveiled a disinfectant tunnel at the Kenya Railway Station in Nairobi, to be used by passengers boarding the Nairobi commuter rail service trains.
Speaking during the facility’s launch on Wednesday, Mr Macharia said that the initiative is aimed at curtailing the spread of Covid-19 in the public transport sector.
Members of the public will have to pass through the disinfectant tunnel before allowed into their respective commuter trains.
“This morning I commissioned the Disinfectant Tunnel manufactured by the Numerical Machining Complex, to be used on the Nairobi Commuter Rail service. The Disinfectant Tunnel is yet another initiative aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the public transport sector,” Mr Macharia said.
This morning I commissioned the Disinfectant Tunnel manufactured by the Numerical Machining Complex, to be used on the Nairobi Commuter Rail service.The Disinfectant Tunnel is yet another initiative aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the public transport sector. pic.twitter.com/a4w3uSy6lS
— CS James Macharia, EGH (@JamesMacharia_) April 29, 2020
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in the country, the Nairobi Railway Station has taken steps to help ward off the virus.
Some of these measures include all passengers having to wash their hands with water and soap at designated areas at the station.
Sanitisers have also been made available at the station and inside the train.
The commuter trains ply the Kikuyu, Ruiru, Embakasi village, Syokimau and Dandora routes to and from the city’s CBD.
Today, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Mr. James Macharia unveiled a disinfectant tunnel to be used by commuters boarding the Nairobi Commuter Rail Service trains
The mass sanitiser will aid in combating the spread of Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/WRscE7BnfN
— Kenya Railways (@KenyaRailways_) April 29, 2020