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Railway coaches converted to covid care centers

To serve as a backup in case existing quarantine or isolation centers become full, Indian Railways is converting 5,000 train coaches into quarantine or isolation wards, which amounts to 40,000 beds, and is prepared to convert 15,000 more coaches.   Also ... Read More »

Railway stations to seek CPCB permissions

The National Green Tribunal has directed all stations across the Indian Railways to obtain necessary environmental permissions. Directing the national transporter to consider the suggestions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on implementing the Water (Prevention and Control of ... Read More »

Processing High Volume Linen in Tunnels

The world-famous JUKI sewing machine manufacturers, Shanghai Weishi Machinery Co. Ltd, is today’s largest manufacturer of laundry equipment of South China. Clean India Journal visited Weishi’s state-of-the-art multi-storeyed facility in Shanghai and also visited some of the facilities with Weishi ... Read More »

Facilities and Hygiene in Indian Railways

In its effort to provide quality and hygienic food to the passengers, Railways have developed and operationalized a standardized system for monitoring of quality and hygiene of catering services through regular inspections at various levels to address catering complaints. Improvement ... Read More »

PM Modi to flag off Swachhagraha Express

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off Swachhagraha Express, an exhibition train, from Motihari in Bihar to accentuate on the spirit of Swachhata. As part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the 14-coach train is expected to be launched ... Read More »

Railway cleaning on track

Moving forward from the cleaning initiatives, the Indian Railways is planning to conduct checking on cleanliness of tracks on busy routes using an external independent organisation and rank its 16 zones based on their cleanliness. Similar survey of 407 stations, ... Read More »

Segregated waste bins for Railways

The Indian Railways in a significant step in waste management will be providing separate bins for wet and dry waste at all passenger interface areas in A1 & A category stations besides the pantry service, vending stalls and independent food ... Read More »

Manipal University student designs train toilet

Manipal University student Vinod Anthony Thomas, a tenth  semester student of Faculty of Architecture won  the second prize in  a competition of the Indian Railways organized  by Research Designs and Standards Organization, Lucknow. The competition was for designing waterless and odorless toilets ... Read More »

Indian Railways Rolling Out Clean Linen

Be it ‘Palace on Wheels’ one of the costliest and best trains providing world class facilities or the ‘Garib Rath’, an Express with AC coaches at affordable prices, Indian Railways – the lifeline of Indian commuters – chugs ‘Up and ... Read More »

More bio-toilets

Two sections of Indian Railways have been identified to be made ‘zero toilet discharge’ sections by October 2, 2015 – Kanalus-Dwarka- Okha and Porbander-Wansjalya. Jammu-Katra and Manmadurai- Rameshwaram will be covered later in the year. All the trains originating/terminating and ... Read More »

SCR Intensifies Cleanliness Drive on Railway Premises

In tune with the Swachh Bharat Mission, South Central Railway has intensified checks against littering and spitting on Railway premises and trains. During October, 2014, 6525 persons were detected and penalized for violating  the rules on maintaining cleanliness at Railway ... Read More »

Railway zones to be ranked for cleanliness

Indian Railways has decided to rank its zones and divisions for serving quality food and maintaining cleanliness on trains and at stations. Concerned officials of the zones and divisions ranked poorly would be held accountable and may face action. While ... Read More »