A Week long Special Cleanliness drive “Swacchata Saptah” is being observed by South Central Railway in a big way. The program has commenced on 10th August and will be continued up to 16th August 2020 to mark the 74th Independence Day Celebrations of our nation.
Following the Railway Board’s directives to launch a week long cleanliness campaign across all the Zones of Indian Railways, SCR has commenced the Swachhata Saptah throughout the six divisions of the Zone with renewed vigour and commitment. Since limited number of special trains are running on the track in view of Covid-19 lockdown measures, South Central Railway has utilized the opportunity to clean the tracks for visible results. Zone has taken up extensive cleaning and disinfection activities at station premises, trains, water vending points, toilets, drains etc.,
In South Central Railway, the Cleanliness drive has picked up pace with all the stations across the Six divisions covering during the period from 10th to 14th August, 2020. The Environment and Housekeeping Management (En HM) wing of Headquarters, SCR in co-ordination with all the divisional units is undertaking the cleanliness drive in a large scale ensuring visible results. Railway Protection Force Personnel too joined hands during this week long cleanliness drive all over the Zone.
On Secunderabad Division, extensive cleanliness activity has been taken up at railway stations, premises and colonies at Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Warangal, Kazipet, Vikarabad, Ramagundam, Macherla, Tandur, Sedam etc., At Hyderabad Railway Station Lions Club International members joined hands with Railway officials and staff in taking up cleanliness drive and a tree plantation was taken up towards green environment. Special emphasis was given for through cleaning of Train No’s 02704 Secunderabad-Howrah special; Train No. 07202 Secunderabad – Guntur (Via., Vijayawada) Intercity Special Express Train No. 02791 Secunderabad – Danapur Special Express on their arrival and 100% cleanliness has been ensured during their departure.
On Hyderabad Division, cleanliness activity has been taken up at Kacheguda, Kurnool City, Nizamabad, Basar etc., railway stations, tracks, colonies and at divisional office Hyderabad Bhavan involving safai karamcharis and participation of staff.
On Vijayawada Division, an awareness rally has been undertaken at Vijayawada Railway station to create awareness among rail users in upkeep of trains and railway premises. Cleanliness activity has also been taken up at Chirala, Bapatla, Tuni, Tanuku, Gudur, Eluru and Coaching Depot, Vijayawada during the week long cleanliness drive.
On Guntur Division, extensive cleanliness activity has been taken up at railway stations and colonies apart from divisional office at Guntur. Tracks at Nallapadu, Nandyal, Markapuram, Nadikudi, Pidugulara, Donakonda were cleaned thoroughly for picking up of plastic waste.
On Guntakal Division, Cleaning activity at railway stations and colonies has been taken up at Tirupati, Guntakal, Raichur, Anantapur etc., Railway Stations at Purna, Aurangabad, Nanded, Parli, Parbhani on Nanded Division cleanliness is being ensured and all officials and staff are participating in the week long drive.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR complimented the Officials and Staff for taking initiative to and participating in the cleanliness drive with full spirit and enthusiasm despite of Covid-19 pandemic environment. He advised the staff and volunteers to follow norms laid down on safety protocols such as wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing norms while participating in the Cleanliness drives.
South Central Railway appeals to all rail users and general public to join hands with Railways in this noble cause of maintaining high standards of Cleanliness at Railway Stations and Trains.