After being ranked at the bottom of the cleanliness index in the country, the Pune railway station has stepped up efforts to improve the situation. The railway administration has taken several efforts lately to improve the cleanliness scenario at the station and conducted many a campaign. Railway officials said that special squads have been formed to keep a vigil on the garbage menace and also monitor the cleanliness operations.
As part of the efforts, as many as 1,000 volunteers of Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation conducted a cleanliness drive at Pune railway station in the guidance of Divisional Railway Manager BK Dadabhoy and other senior officials.
“The drive started at 8.30 in the morning and continued till noon. The volunteers went to every nook and corner of the station and cleaned it. These volunteers will carry out such drives at the station once in every month. They also held street plays at the premises to spread awareness about keeping the station clean,” said Manoj Jhawar, spokesperson of Central Railways.
A survey conducted by the Indian Railway’s tourism and catering agency Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) covered 75 A1 and 332 A category stations across 16 zonal railways. The survey was based on the feedback of passengers who were asked to rate the cleanliness of stations on 40 different parameters.