Impressed by the efforts made by the Kudumbasree members in cleaning bogies of trains which station at the Ernakulam South railway station, the Railways has decided to entrust them with the job of cleaning three more trains here including the Patna Express and Millennium Express trains.
As part of the trial run, Kudumbasree members were entrusted in cleaning the Mangala-Lakshadweep and Ernakulam-Nizamudeen trains from February 23. Thiruvananthapuram Divisional Railway Manager Rajesh Agarwal had said that the Railways would consider entrusting more trains to the Kudumbasree members if it proved to be beneficial.
The proposal was made by District Collector P I Sheikh Pareeth as part of the efforts to encourage self-employment.
Kudumbasree members are paid Rs 150 for cleaning a bogie.
The cleaning will be done between 8 am and 12 pm on Thursdays and Sundays. Kudumbasree members are involved in cleaning of exterior and interior of bogies and toilets and ensuring that water is filled in the above mentioned trains.
In order to encourage their efforts, the Kudumbasree logo will be stuck on these trains so that the message of cleanliness imparted by them will be carried across the nation.
Currently, there are proposals to set up kiosks run by Kudumbasree members at the railway station.