The Indian Railways, which had “Advised” the passengers availing the special trains that start operating on Tuesday to install the government”s.
Aarogya Setu mobile application has now made it “mandatory” to do so.
Guidelines issued by the railways for the 15 special trains running between Delhi and major cities of the country did not say installing the mobile app was mandatory,
A late night tweet by the railway ministry made it compulsory.
The Tweet Mentions :
“Indian Railways is going to start few passenger train services. It is mandatory for passengers to download Aarogya Setu app in their mobile phones, before commencing their journey,”
Passengers, who do not have the app install on their mobile phones, might be ask to do so after their arrival at the station.
The Aarogya Setu app has been install on 9.8 crore smartphones so far and is use by the government for contact-tracing and disseminating medical advisories to users in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The MHA has also said installing the mobile app will be a must for those living in the COVID-19 containment zones.
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