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Swachh Bharat: Indian Railways to provide cleaner toilets and platforms to passengers

 

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By Newsgram Staff Writers

The passengers travelling in Indian Railways will soon be able to have access to cleaner toilets and stations, MoS Railways Manoj Sinha told Rajya Sabha.

Under the ‘ Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Mission’, Railway Ministry is focusing on ensuring clean and hygienic toilets, maintenance of cleanliness at stations, trains etc, Sinha said and added, that the initiative will also include tree plantation, removal of encroachments, improving drainage, public awareness campaign and periodic monitoring of the mission.

He said that detailed instructions regarding waste management have been given to Zonal Railways for proper garbage disposal. Railway services at stations and in trains will have waste bins of three colors, Green (for Bio-degradable waste), White (for recyclable waste) and Black (all other waste i.e. other than bio-degradable waste and recyclable waste) of sufficient size to ensure all collections.

The minister also informed that the garbage is disposed by Municipal Authorities through incineration, dumping in identified landfill sites and composing pit etc.

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