Mumbai: Central Railway Observes ‘Swachha Station’ on Day 3 & Day 4 of Swachhata Pakhwada – 2022. Central Railway has observed “Swachh Station” as part of the 3rd and 4th day of Swachhata Pakhawada being observed from 16.09.2022 to 02.10.2022. All Divisions of the Central Railway focused on intensive cleaning activities of all core areas of stations.
Intense cleaning activities were carried out at CSMT headquarters with focused cleaning of suburban premises and platforms which included main corridors, FOBs, staircases, concourses, parking areas, platform sidings, refreshment areas at the main hall and the toilet lobby. Unwanted vegetation growth due to rains along track areas and platform areas were weeded out. Station staff including PRS and booking staff also involved themselves and actively participated in collecting and disposing garbage as well as cleaning of their respective lobbies on the premises. The suburban stations of division too witnessed cleaning activities involving cleaning of booking offices facades, PRS entry points and surrounding areas in stations like Ghatkopar, Thane and Kalyan. At Panvel mechanized cleaning of platforms was undertaken. Railway tracks were cleaned at many stations in spite of the rain lashing. Unwanted thick vegetation was cleared across boundary walls of the platforms at many stations. Health inspector from Matunga Health unit counseled cleaning staff on proper techniques of washing the hands as directed by WHO and also to ensure hygiene. Station manager at Dadar instructed canteen vendors on proper segregation of plastic waste and its disposal. An exhibition on plastic alternatives was organized by the Mumbai division to bring awareness to the ban of single use plastic and different types of plastics.
Intense cleaning activities were carried out on the entire platform with all offices, cleaning of the waiting hall, dormitory and also the lobby of the booking office. The entry side of the station premises was also thoroughly cleaned. Special efforts were taken to clear toilet clogs and cleanliness of tracks. The participation was remarkable with involvement of 2 NGOs namely Lion’s Club and Pruthvi Sangram Gram Vikas along with former Mayor and other activists enlightening the public on Swachhata.
Swachh station activities were carried out with great enthusiasm at various locations and stations of Nagpur division. The series of cleanliness activities included intensive cleaning drives that focused on track cleaning and clearing of drains. Besides, Chief Health Inspectors also monitored effective cleaning of toilets at major stations. Various officers inspected cleaning activities on different stations ensuring availability of proper tools with safai karmacharis along with safety gears. Simultaneously they were motivated to maintain proper hygiene. Area around electrical fittings, dusty telecom cables and fans were properly cleaned under supervision. Bordhai, Lingit, Kamleshwar, Wagholi, Gumgaon, Nagri, Khapri are some of the stations inspected by officers ensuring proper maintenance at these stations in terms of public amenities and overall cleanliness across public interfaces.
Along with the routine cleaning activities at Solapur cleaning staff undertook intensive cleaning of toilets at the waiting hall on the main public interface along with cleaning of entrance and exit lobbies. Intensive cleaning activities continued at major stations of Solapur division under Swachh Stations. At Wadi and Kalaburagi stations one could see platforms, waiting halls and reservation and booking offices. At Kurduwadi station clearing and cleaning of drainage lines was undertaken. Intensive cleaning of Gadag Express was undertaken at Solapur station.
Cleanliness under Swachh Station began with a rally on Swachhata by students of St. Xavier School at Shegaon and Disha foundation at Amravati. Apart from carrying out a cleanliness rally students of Public School Murtujapur created awareness on cleanliness through a Nukkad Natak performed in the station premises. At Bhusaval station under supervision of electrical staff, contractual workers cleaned various electrical panels and luminaries. Shramdaan activities were undertaken at various stations like Badnera, Shegaon, Manmad which not only involved railway staff but also general public, social groups and students. Trainees at ZRTI Bhusaval undertook cleanliness of their hostels and centre.