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Central Rly to grade locals on cleanliness

To ensure that the private contractors clean suburban trains properly, Central Railway (CR) will introduce a grading system.

mumbai Updated: Jun 03, 2011 01:29 IST
Shashank Rao

To ensure that the private contractors clean suburban trains properly, Central Railway (CR) will introduce a grading system.

Each coach will be rated on a scale of 0 to 10 after they are washed at the railway car sheds.

Cleaning will be carried out at Kurla, Kalva and Sanpada car sheds. “We will start a mechanised cleaning washing plant by June 15 at a cost of Rs50 lakh at Kurla,” said Vidyadhar Malegaonkar, chief PRO, Central Railway.

The parameters are garbage collection inside a coach, sweeping, cleaning of seats and luggage holder on the top, interior walls and ceilings, fans, lights, windows, and the train’s exterior.

Everyday, 1,377 coaches will be cleaned and washed. “The private contractor in charge of cleaning will be paid on the basis of the total points achieved,” said an official. The grading process will begin after a tender on mechanised cleaning of trains at railway car sheds is awarded. The plant will have three separate tanks — one tank holds 2,500 litres of soap solution — while the other two hold 5,000 litres of water. A train needs about 1,000 litres for washing daily.