Shri Akhil Agarwal, General Manager, Central Railway addressed the Media on 23.9.2016 the day observed as Swachh Samvad as a part of Swachh Saptaah is being observed on Central Railway from 17.9.2016 to 25.9.2016. Shri Ravinder Goyal, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division, Shri Bhushan Patil, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Dr. Shyam Sunder, Chief Medical Director, Shri Narendra A. Patil, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway were present on the occasion.
During the last 6 days, daily cleanliness activities at including Swachh Paryavaran, Swachh Stations, Swachh Trains, Swachh Neer and Swachh Parisar were conducted.
857 officers were deputed at all the stations including 73 trains where 1099 persons were booked against anti-littering drive and an amount of Rs. 3 lakh was realised as fine.
In order to facilitate the passengers, 6832 dustbins were provided all over Central Railway with 407 dustbins were provided for segregated garbage. 68 NGOs, Colleges, Organisations, etc participated in the drive during the period to spread the awareness.
Railway Officers and staff interacted with about 10705 passengers at various stations. 113 Complaints regarding railways were received during the interaction and were solved satisfactorily and 10 complaints of non-railway nature.
Railway officers and staff also interacted with 5046 passengers in 197 mail/express/passenger trains like Vidarbha Express, Duranto Express, Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express, GT Express, Anuvrat Express, LTT-Gorakhpur express, Intercity Express trains over Central Railway. Out of 130 complaints, 116 complained were disposed off.
As desired by Hon’ble Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu, a week long Swachhta Campaign is being organised on Indian Railways from 17.9.2016 and this Swachhta Saptaah will continue till 25.9.2016. Railway Administration appeals to rail users to help them in keeping the stations, premises and trains clean.