Hyderabad: A Weeklong Special Cleanliness drive “Swacchata Saptah” is being observed by South Central Railway in a big way. The program has commenced on August 10 and will be continued up to August 16 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 Swacchata Saptah throughout the six divisions of the Zone with renewed vigor and commitment. Since a 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. The 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 Swacchata Saptah has picked up the pace with all the stations across
the Six divisions covering during the period from August 10 to 14. 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 thorough 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 the 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 the 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.
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 the general public to join hands with Railways in this noble cause of maintaining high standards of Cleanliness at Railway Stations and Trains.