Dec 7, 2016

Disposal/Storage of Wastes in Trains and at Stations

Improvement to housekeeping of stations and trains including storage/disposal of wastes is a continuous process. Waste/Garbage generated/collected at stations is disposed off to the nominated places/authorised agencies of the Municipal/local bodies.
Some recent steps taken to improve the waste management in Indian Railways are as follows:

(i) Instructions have been issued to provide separate dustbins for collection of bio-degradable and non biodegradable waste at major stations.

(ii) Provision of dustbins in sleeper class coaches also.

(iii) Pilot project taken up to set up waste management centres at certain identified major stations for disposal of solid waste in an environment friendly manner.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha