Jul 22, 2016

Cleanliness In Railways

Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Special Cleanliness Campaign was launched on Indian Railways on 2nd Oct, 2014. Regular events on cleanliness are planned and organised to improve and maintain cleanliness at Railway premises including toilets, platforms and tracks at railway stations in the mega cities. Weekly special intensive cleaning drives at major Railway stations in rotation have also been
undertaken by Zonal Railways. 

On completion of one year of Swachh Bharat Mission, theme based cleanliness drives have been launched by Indian Railways from 25th Sept, 2015. Campaigns for increasing the awareness and participation from all sections viz. Railway staff, Railway users/public as well as Charitable Institutions/Social Organisations, were organised at many major stations. Enforcement of Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at railway premises) Rules, 2012 has also been intensified. 

An amount of Rs. 315 crores approx. have been spent by the Ministry on cleanliness and sanitation at all stations of Zonal Railways during the year 2015-16. This includes cleanliness of toilets, platforms and tracks within station limit, circulating area, waiting rooms under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. 

This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications and Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha