Konkan Railway has installed a 100% touch-free wash basin and a sensor-operated soap dispenser at Margao railway station, which ensures contactless hand washing.
“Passengers are not required to touch any surface for switching on the water tap, instead a pedal is attached to the wash basin, which dispenses water when foot pressed. Upon releasing the pedal, the tap auto-disconnects the flow of water,” a press note by Konkan Railway stated.
Similarly, a sensor-operated soap dispenser is also placed to clean the hands. The touch-free dispenser with the motion sensor gets activated when there is motion in front of it and dispenses required amount of handwash, thereby eliminating manual operation of the soap dispenser.
“The concept of 100% touch-free handwashing prevents cross-contamination and makes the entire process simple and intuitive,” the note added. Such touch-free wash basins will be installed at other stations over Konkan Railway route, the press note states.