Cleanliness Drive at Railway Stations under East-Central Railways

ECR GM L C Trivedi holding a press conference in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: Swayed by the national cleanliness drive as a sign of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi to mark his 150th birth anniversary, the East-Central Railway (ECR) General Manager Lalit Chandra Trivedi kicked off a two-week cleanliness drive at all railway stations that falls under its jurisdiction.

Providing a glimpse on the recent achievements of the ECR under his administration, Trivedi said that he had asked a number of NGOs in Bihar to help ECR keep railway stations and train coaches clean as part of the Central government's 'Swachcha Rail, Swachcha Bharat' campaign.

"Among many of the steps we have taken to achieve this goal are installation of 'bio-toilets' on 123 trains originating from stations under ECR; installation of a plastic bottle crusher at Patna Junction and making sure all trains, platforms, and waiting rooms are clean all the time. Moreover, we have launched a smart phone app that facilitates passengers to notify officials about any filth or garbage that they may see in or around the railway station," Trivedi said.

Other senior railway officials and Patna University Vice Chancellor Ras Bihari Prasad Singh were also present at the press conference.

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