Varanasi: The Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), a premier production unit of Indian Railways in Varanasi, restarted the production of locomotives on Saturday after a 48-day closure due to lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the DLW chief public relation officer Nitin Mehrotra, the production activities have been started with necessary precautions and as per the protocol of lockdown. The services of only 33% employees living in DLW township are being taken in production activities.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic all employees were made to download the Arogya Setu app in their mobile phones, and all of them have been given face masks. The workshop timing has been divided into two shifts with strict following of social distancing norms. Each employee has to undergo thermal scanning at the entrance. Besides, proper arrangements of sanitization and handwashing have been made at various places in the workshops.
As per the guideline of the ministry of home affairs and instructions of the district administration, the working timings have been fixed from 7.30 am to 12.30 pm for first shift, and from 1.30 pm to 6 pm for the second shift.