Railway stations to adopt better waste management policies
WATER & WASTE

Railway stations to adopt better waste management policies

In contrast to the general impression of the railway stations being dirty the railway stations are cleaner in comparison with several public spaces. The three major railway stations are equipped with a proper system installed for the segregation and disposal of waste.

As per the National Green Tribunal (NGT) railway station guidelines, the state pollution control board (SPCB) issued circular demanding authorities to check the waste management condition in the railway stations. It has requested total waste management in all railway stations.

The railway stations have collaborated with local bodies for waste collection from the nearby shops, platforms, waiting rooms, and washrooms. The waste is then deployed in the color-coded waste bins.

The premises of the Aluva railway station are equipped with blue and red waste bins having ‘Swachh Bharat Mission by Jan Kalyan Society' stickers on them. There is a patch of various vegetables including spinach, flowers, and plants in the vicinity of the Ernakulam railway stations. This is a special effort by the cleaning and representative staff in their leisure time.

A cleaning staff member of Ernakulam railway station said that their work, in general, is collecting waste from the tracks, platforms, shops, and bins. As there are not many chiffoniers in the area, they arrive in the morning for work and leave the collected waste in the plastic bags in front of the parcel office. The tie-up corporation collects the waste and leaves by 11 am every day.

Waste management has been given importance by the central government and has demanded the implementation of several changes in the system by 2023. Waste should be organised and minimised within the railway premises.

Image Source

In contrast to the general impression of the railway stations being dirty the railway stations are cleaner in comparison with several public spaces. The three major railway stations are equipped with a proper system installed for the segregation and disposal of waste. As per the National Green Tribunal (NGT) railway station guidelines, the state pollution control board (SPCB) issued circular demanding authorities to check the waste management condition in the railway stations. It has requested total waste management in all railway stations. The railway stations have collaborated with local bodies for waste collection from the nearby shops, platforms, waiting rooms, and washrooms. The waste is then deployed in the color-coded waste bins. The premises of the Aluva railway station are equipped with blue and red waste bins having ‘Swachh Bharat Mission by Jan Kalyan Society' stickers on them. There is a patch of various vegetables including spinach, flowers, and plants in the vicinity of the Ernakulam railway stations. This is a special effort by the cleaning and representative staff in their leisure time. A cleaning staff member of Ernakulam railway station said that their work, in general, is collecting waste from the tracks, platforms, shops, and bins. As there are not many chiffoniers in the area, they arrive in the morning for work and leave the collected waste in the plastic bags in front of the parcel office. The tie-up corporation collects the waste and leaves by 11 am every day. Waste management has been given importance by the central government and has demanded the implementation of several changes in the system by 2023. Waste should be organised and minimised within the railway premises. Image Source

Related Stories

Gold Stories

Hi There!

Now get regular updates from CW Magazine on WhatsApp!

Click on link below, message us with a simple hi, and SAVE our number

You will have subscribed to our Construction News on Whatsapp! Enjoy

+91 86574 75330

Join us Telegram

Reach out to us

Call us at +91 8108603000 or

Schedule a Call Back