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Bhubaneswar: With Odisha witnessing a steep rise in the number of daily COVID cases, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now increased surveillance mechanism at railway station with the help of the railway authorities.

As per reports, the BMC authorities took stock of the arrangements made at Bhubaneswar Railway Station on Sunday.

As per arrangements, the passengers arriving from other States will now require to produce a COVID negative report (RT-PCR test report) or final vaccination certificate at the BMC kiosk set up at the station.

In case, any passenger does not have either of the reports, they will have to complete a registration process so that necessary tracking and follow up action by the health authorities.

“Local passengers will have unhindered access, only passengers from other States having high-Covid infections will have to go through this process. We have constituted six teams with two members each, to be deployed at the station,” informed Subhendu Sahu, Deputy Commissioner, BMC.

The entry and exit routes to the station have been changed. As per the BMC authorities, the passengers coming to the station will now enter from Master Canteen bus terminus side and exit will be from Reliance Fresh side.

Urging the passengers to cooperate with the authorities, Chittaranjan Nayak, Station Director of Bhubaneswar Railway Station said, “People will face problems with the specified entry-exit points, but we request them to bear with us so that we can effectively put surveillance measures at place.

(Edited by Vikash Sharma)

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