Mumbai: The railway administration has decided to run ‘muck special’ trains on a daily basis to collect garbage lying along the tracks. According to the officials, while the Central Railway runs four ‘muck special’ trains between CSMT and Kalyan stations, the Western Railway runs five such trains between Churchgate and Virar stations.
General Manager of Central Railway, D K Sharma, without naming the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said that the prime responsibility of limiting the dumping of garbage lies with the local civic body, which he said was not carrying out its work up to the mark.
“The garbage is dumped by the authorised or unauthorised units dwelling alongside the tracks, which is posing a challenge before us. No one needs to tell whose responsibility it is. It’s our collective responsibility to keep our surroundings clean. But we are doing our job and running four muck special trains every day,” said Sharma.