Piyush releases station cleanliness survey report on Gandhi Jayanti

Piyush releases station cleanliness survey report on Gandhi Jayanti

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New Delhi, Oct 2: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday released the ‘Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report’ (Cleanliness assessment of Non-suburban and Suburban Stations 2019).

Goyal said: “Today we are committed to develop India as a clean India, healthy India and prosperous India. Indian Railways is doing its bit to provide a clean and hygienic environment to the travelling people. There is a need to value the change emerged in the mindset of common people.

“Today, India is one of those countries which give priority to cleanliness. Today, cleanliness programme is being conducted over 6500 stations across Indian Railways to showcase the efforts putting in by Indian Railways to keep trains, stations and railway premises clean.”

He said Indian Railways celebrated Swachchta Pakhwada from September 16 to October 2 and  banned single use plastic across its premises from today.

He added that as safety was accorded priority, Indian Railways had started manufacturing LHB coaches only and these LHB coaches are being equipped with bio-toilets.

He said this while participating in an event to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at a function organised in New Delhi Railway Station.

Under the initiative of waste and scrap management, a sculpture of Bapu made from scrap material was showcased, which was highly appreciated by all. The Minister also inaugurated an exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi at National Rail Museum through video conferencing. (UNI)