The Swachhta Hi Sewa, Cleanliness Mission is being successfully carried out actively all over South Central Railway with the active participation of employees, officers and voluntary organisations in a big way. This special outreach programme is spreading the wider awareness on sanitation and cleanliness in rail premises to make hygiene a cultural habit amongst the travelling public.
Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway reviewed the campaign activities being taken up over the Zone with the Principal Heads of Departments. The Divisional Railway Managers of all the six Divisions viz. Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur, Guntakal, Nanded and all the Branch Officers through video conferencing at a meeting held today i.e., 17thSeptember, 2018 at SCR Headquarters, Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. He advised all the Officials and Staff to specially focus on significant improvement of cleanliness in a big way to bring a visible change by the day of culmination i.e., on 2nd October, 2018.
As a part of the same, Swachh Samwad (Cleanliness Dialogue/Public) was undertaken in a big way to educate Safaikaramcharis, staff and passengers at offices and Railway stations on 16th & 17th September, 2018 by Doctors and Para Medical staff who explained to them on the importance of cleanliness in the day to day life and how it will help the persons keeping themselves healthy.
Swachhata Awareness was conducted by holding Prabhat Pheri (Awareness’ Rally) at 167 locations; Swacchata Pledge was administered by officials & staff at SCR Headquarters, Rail Nilayam and also at all Divisional Offices/Units along with Signature campaign was also undertaken. Anti-Littering drives resulted in collecting a fine of around Rs. 45,000. Around 1800 additional dustbins were provided at various stations. Special Cleanliness drives were also organized at 150 important Railway stations involving safaikarmacharis and staff.
42 workshops/training programs were conducted over the Zone.
Further various awareness activities were also held at stations which included street plays, display of posters and banners spelling the message loud and clear to the travelling public that the Railway was their travelling home. Anti-littering slogans were also posted at various locations, segregated dustbins for garbage were distributed and awareness programmes were undertaken.