Bio-toilets Installed in 383 Train Coaches

Published: 30th September 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: In connection with ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ campaign, the South Central Railway is organising an awareness campaign and special cleanliness drive and is all set to conduct a Maha shramdaan on Oct 2, across the SCR zone to promote cleanliness on railway premises.

Briefing newsmen on the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ here on Monday, SCR general manager PK Srivastava said  the campaign was primarily aimed at keeping the sphere of work neat and clean with special focus o­n railway stations, trains, tracks and railway colonies.

CCTV cameras installed at railway stations will be utilised to monitor the cleanliness activities.

Bio-Toilets: The general manager said bio-toilets were being introduced in a big way in trains. So far, 1,183 bio-toilets have been fitted in 383 coaches on 21 rakes. Efforts are on to fit another 800 bio-toilets on other trains. On-Board Housekeeping Services (OBHS) are available in 36 trains on the SCR, Srivastava said.

Clean Train Stations: Clean Train Stations scheme will further be extended to Secunderabad and Renigunta also, bringing another 49 long distance passing-through trains in its purview shortly, the general manager said. Vijayawada and Guntakal stations are already designated as CTS.

Srivastava said that the SCR has undertaken several steps to handle passenger rush and curb malpractices in mass contact areas during the ensuing festive season of Dasara and Diwali.

Some of these measures include running of 299 special trains during September and October as announced so fa which is 50 percent more than the previous year. Most of these trains will be operated from twin cities to several popular destinations.


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