The South Eastern Railway has started preparing an action plan to make Ranchi railway station eco-smart. The action plan will include collection and segregation of biodegradable & non-biodegradable waste and their disposal from the station; rodent and pest control on station premises; water and energy audits; recycling of waste water and afforestation & plantation with the help of forest department. Imposition of a complete ban on plastic carry bags and cups on the station, catering and other stalls, promoting alternative source of energy, eco-friendly toilets and public awareness campaign are also on agenda.
Sanjay Ghosh, Chief Public Relations Officer of South Eastern Railway said, “We have started drawing up a detailed action plan for effective implementation and management of eco-smart initiatives. We will also notify this on our website and seek comments/suggestions particularly about cleanliness/hygiene issues and responding to them.”