Visakhapatnam railway station cleanest, Darbhanga dirtiest

Amos Gonzales
May 18, 2017

The survey has been conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) at 75 stations under "A" category.

Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is the cleanest railway station in the country, while Secunderabad Junction in Telangana stood second in the latest cleanliness survey of top railway stations.

The thought of Indian railway stations usually bring to mind thoughts of unclean platforms filled with human excreta and trash.

The survey is part of its "Swachh Rail" campaign. Chapra, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur and Gaya are ranked 36, 46, 50 and 66, respectively, while Darbhanga is ranked the dirtiest (75) among the A1 stations. Continuously for two years, Bhopal station is being ranked as dirties. Following the launch of "Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan" on October 2, 2014, the railways also launched "Swachchh Rail Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" to achieve the vision of "Clean India".

He further added, there are few zones really worked out to keep their stations clean but Bhopal station fail to maintain the same. Last year Jaipur was ranked 51st and it showed a marked improvement in the year.

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Minister of Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Wednesday released the audit reports in New Delhi. The Union minister has said that they want all the stations to be clean and said that many stations have improved the ranks from the last time. The Ahmedabad was in the Western Railway division, which ranked fifth among all divisions in the country.Railway officials said that on-board cleaning in several trains originating from Ahmedabad was the main feature for passengers expressing their satisfaction.

About 8,000 stations are divided by Railways into seven categories - A1, A, B, C, D, E and F based on their annual passenger revenue. As many as 75 stations were analysed in the A-1 category (most busy stations) which contribute more than Rs. 50 crore in passenger earnings every year and 332 are in the A category which earn between Rs. 6 crore to Rs. 50 crore annually.

All suburban stations are in C category, while all halts are in F category.

The minister also claimed that by 2019 all trains will be equipped with bio-toilets and his ministry will ensure onboard cleanliness service through mobile apps.

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