Dec 7, 2016

Measures taken to ensure Cleanliness at Railway Stations

For cleanliness at stations, integrated Housekeeping Contracts are being put in place at major stations. Further to ensure overall cleanliness, number of toilets including pay & use toilets are being augmented. For monitoring the cleanliness, CCTVs are being used and Rules have been framed to penalise the persons affecting cleanliness at railway premises. Third party survey has been done at 407 major stations to assess the quality of cleanliness. To ensure cleanliness in trains, Clean Train Stations (CTS) has been introduced for mechanised cleaning at nominated stations, On Board Housekeeping (OBHS) introduced in about 780 long distance trains, SMS/Web-based request for cleanliness and passenger feedback system ‘Clean My Coach’ in OBHS trains put in place, dustbins being provided in newly- built sleeper coaches, fitment of bio-toilets in coaches, etc. Maintaining cleanliness of stations and trains is a mammoth task owing to heavy footfalls/overcrowding, environmental condition, uncontrolled usage, passenger habits and long leads of trains. Toilets/bio-toilets sometimes get choked due to dumping of bottles, napkins, etc

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

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