Three important stations of ECR - Patna, Gaya and Mughalsarai - have been included in the list of 50 railway stations across the country where world class cleanliness will be ensured.
Confirming this to HT, the chief spokesperson of the East Central Railway, Arvind Kumar Rajak said, “Following guidelines from the railway board, ECR will also move for inviting tenders for engaging professional and reputed agencies for outsourcing cleanliness at the three selected stations of A-1 and A categories.”
“Under the new initiative, cleanliness contracts will be integrated ones covering the entire station, including the whole circulating and geographical area of the station covering tracks, platforms, all parts of the building, concourse, approach road, parking area etc.,” he said.
Citing railway board instructions, he said the cleaning contract would be granted to one single agency without allowing any mixed system of management.
He said ECR’s medical officer, commercial officers and chief health inspectors would be visiting the state or, if required, other places outside the state to study well maintained public places like airports besides five-star hotels and corporate hospitals with a view to learning the cleanliness management and applying the same to railway stations. The railway ministry has instructed all zonal managers to act on it.
The most important move would be monitoring of the cleanliness drive at Patna, Gaya and Mughalsarai stations through CCTVs already installed under the Integrated Security Scheme, he said.
Incidentally, Bhagalpur and Ranchi too have been included in the list of 50 stations for the integrated cleanliness drive