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‘Swachh’ drives away stink & mess from New Delhi station


  • Surprise inspections, by the divisional railway manager of the Delhi division of Northern Railways, hefty fines and strict vigil have ensured that New Delhi railway station looks clean and tidy and meets commuters’ expectations.
  • The Delhi division is now planning to launch a massive Swachh drive at the station on June 23.
  • Northern Railway has taken a slew of measures to raise the sanitation standard of the station.
  • Arun Arora, divisional railway manager, Northern Railway, said these initiatives had been taken over the past two months on the lines of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and that the administration aimed at making the station one of the clean stations in the country.
  • He also mentioned that, “Those found littering will be fined”. New Delhi station is already collecting Rs 90,000 per week as fine and aim to collect Rs 20,000 per week.
  • Besides its own staff, the railway administration has engaged three private firms, VPSSR Facilities, Primus Solution Enterprises and Apcon India, for the sanitation work. These companies have hired 300 workers to clean the tracks, platforms and station buildings.

Source: ET, TOI

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