HYDERABAD: The South Central Railway undertook Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the zone on Friday, the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
The programme is part of Mission Cleanliness-Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat, launched by the railways on the same day last year.
Union minister of sate for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya participated in a programme held at the Secunderabad railway station and BJP state president and legislator G Kishan Reddy at the Kacheguda station in the presence of SCR general manager PK Saxena, Secunderabad divisional railway manager Ashesh Agarwal and other senior railway officials.
Addressing the gathering, Dattatreya said cleanliness should be an everyday task asked every citizen to ensure a ‘Clean India’. He made a special mention of the strides made by the railways in general and South Central Railway in particular in keeping the trains and railway premises clean.
Saxena told mediapersons that SCR maintained cleanliness at stations and on trains by sustained efforts and deployment of manpower and machinery. He added that stations on SCR, including Secunderabad, were among the best in Indian railways.
Kishan Reddy, who took part in the cleanliness drive at the Kacheguda railway station, said that the aim of the prime minister was to ensure a clean country and the cooperation of every citizen was needed to succeed in this goal.