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Jun 05, 2020
2:26PM

Indian Railways takes various initiatives to provide clean environment, smooth travel experience to its passengers

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Indian Railways has taken various steps under Swachh Bharat, Swachh Railways initiative in order to provide a clean environment and smooth travel experience to its passengers.

Railways said, more than 49 thousand bio-toilets were installed in 14 thousand 916 coaches during last financial year. With this, the figure of total numbers of bio-toilets reached to more than two lakh 45 thousand. These bio-toilets are fitted in 68 thousand 800 railway coaches. In addition, 200 Railway Stations certified for implementation of Environment Management System to ISO: 14001. Ministry said, integrated mechanized cleaning has been provided at 953 stations.

In an initiative to reduce, recycle and dispose plastic waste generated in stations in an eco-friendly manner, comprehensive policy guidelines have been brought out for installation of plastic bottle crushing machines by the Zonal Railways. At present, around 315 such machines have been installed at 229 stations.

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