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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
16-December-2011 15:29 IST
Railways takes Measures to Ensure Cleanliness in Trains and Stations
Indian Railways always endeavour to improve upon the standards of cleanliness and hygiene in coaches and stations. For further improving upon the standards of cleanliness in coaches, schemes like Intensive mechanized cleaning, On Board House-Keeping Services (OBHS) and cleaning attention to trains during their stoppage at “Clean Train Stations” etc. have also been launched. Indian Railways have also planned multi-pronged action by synergizing technology, education of users and provision of better mechanized equipments to improve upon the standards of cleanliness at stations.

Regular inspections/checks are carried out at various levels to monitor the standard of cleanliness and upkeep of coaches and stations and punitive action is taken wherever warranted. Besides, special drives are also launched from time to time to intensify the level of cleanliness in coaches and stations and corrective action is taken wherever deficiency is noticed.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.