Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu released a report naming Visakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh as the cleanest among the 75 busiest stations in the country. It was followed by Secunderabad, Jammu, Vijayawada and Anand Vihar railway stations.
The survey, conducted by the Quality Council of India, was based on criteria such as toilets on platforms, management of tracks and dustbins. The Darbhanga station in Bihar was rated as the dirtiest. This is the third survey conducted in line with the ministry’s ‘Swacchh Rail’ campaign. The New Delhi station was ranked at 39 among the busiest stations.
“We want all stations to be clean. There are many stations which have improved their cleanliness ranking from last time,” Prabhu said after releasing the survey report. The Anand Vihar railway station was ranked at the 5th position, while Nizamuddin and Old Delhi stations were placed at 23th and 24th position.
The railway station in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was ranked at 14th position. The survey was carried out for total 407 stations, out of which 75 are in the A-1 category or busiest stations and 332 are in the A category.The Beas railway station was the cleanest, followed by Khammam, in the A category. Ahmedanagar station was ranked at 3rd position.