Bengaluru City railway station is tenth cleanest in country: Survey
By Express News Service | Published: 18th May 2017 05:27 AM |
BENGALURU: The nationwide cleanliness survey of 407 railway stations released by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi on Wednesday lists the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station (Bengaluru City) as the tenth cleanest station in the country. South Western Railway Zone, including Bengaluru, Hubballi and Mysuru divisions, obtained the 6th rank out of 16 railway zones.
The Minister released the top 10 positions in different categories of a Third Party Audit on station cleanliness carried out by Quality Council of India at 75 A1 stations and 332 A category stations.
Stations which have annual earnings of more than Rs 60 crore fall under A1 while stations, which have annual earnings between Rs 8 and Rs 60 crore fall under A category.
Bengaluru held the 14th position in a similar survey covering the same number of stations last year.
“It has leapt forward by four places and entered the coveted top 10 list. This is a good news for Bengaluru Railway Division officials,” said a top railway official here.
The SWR Zone though has dropped by four places, going from holding the second rank to the sixth rank this year.
Beas in Punjab is the cleanest station among all 332 A stations. None of the stations in Karnataka has made it to the top 10 in the ‘A category’.
It is great going for Andhra Pradesh as Visakhapatnam has bagged the No. 1 slot and Vijayawada has obtained the number 4 rank in A1 category while Warangal has bagged the No.8 slot among A stations. Telangana too has excelled with Secunderabad and Khammam getting the second rank respectively in A1 and A rankings. It has been a rocket leap for Khammam which was ranked 285 in A category last year. South East Central Zone has bagged the No.1 Zonal ranking.
407 Total number of railway stations surveyed
16- Total railway zones
14th- Bengaluru railway station’s position last year
2nd- Rank of SWR Zone last year
0 Number of stations in Karnataka which made it to the top 10 in the ‘A category’
A1- Stations with annual earnings of more than B60 crore
A category-Stations with annual earnings between B8 and B60 crore