New Delhi: Indian Railways has joined the nation-wide fight against single use plastic, and has banned its usage across all Railway premises.
Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal informed this while releasing the ‘Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report’ in national capital coinciding with 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
“Cleanliness programmes are being conducted at over 6500 stations across Indian Railways,” the minister said.
Piyush Goyal also went around the Exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi and took note of the features of the bio-toilets and new generation coaches being used by the Railways. As part of the initiative of waste and scrap management, a sculpture of Bapu made from scrap material was also showcased on the occasion.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that “Today we are committed to develop India as a Clean India, Healthy India and Prosperous India. Indian Railways is doing its bit to provide a clean and hygienic environment to the travelling people. There is a need to value the change emerged in the mindset of common people. Today, India is one of those countries which give priority to cleanliness.”
Goyal added that as safety is accorded first priority, Indian Railways has started manufacturing LHB coaches only and these LHB coaches are being equipped with bio-toilets.