Oct 1, 2016

Railways to clean sweep 36 stations on Central Railway, Western Railway

The railways are tying up with the two NGOs, namely Mumbai First and Make a Difference.

For Gandhiji, “cleanliness was next to godliness”. The railways will unveil one of its biggest cleanliness and beautification drives titled ‘Hamara station hamari shaan’ (Our station our pride) in the city on October 02 (Gandhi Jayanti) in collaboration with non-government organisations. The drive will focus on 36 stations on the Central and Western Railway.
The railways are tying up with the two NGOs, namely-Mumbai First and Make a Difference (MAD) and the latter has already done beautification work at Borivali and Matunga station. Union minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the cleanliness drive at Bandra station on Sunday at 9.30 am. Haresh Shah, founder member of MAD said that around 10,000 people have volunteered to be part of the cleanliness drive. “One task leader will be in charge of four to five stations. We will monitor the work at these stations and take updates. These updates will be given to one of the core members of MAD,” Mr Shah said.

The volunteers will clean and beautify several stations between Masjid and Thane on the Central Railway (CR) and between Churchgate and Dahisar on the Western Railway (WR). Mr Shah said citizens should start cleaning the station near their residence. “This will help them have a sense of ownership when they see someone littering.”
Source - Asian age