Hyderabad: Swachhta Saptah the Mission Cleanliness, ‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat’ was launched on South Central Railway by General Manager Ravindra Gupta.
Initiating the drive, Ravindra Gupta, called upon to maintain cleanliness on Railway premises on par with homely atmosphere. He inaugurated the special Cleanliness Drive at Kacheguda Railway Station on Saturday.
Chief Operations Manager N. Madhusudana Rao, Divisional Railway Manager Aruna Singh and other senior railway officials were present.
He later undertook cleaning of platform with mechanised cleaning system and later joined other officials to undertake sweeping of the circulating area of the station and its precincts.
The General Manager planted a sapling at the Parcel Office as part of environmental protection and beautification of the station premises.
Ravindra Gupta, in his interaction with the media, detailed on the plans for maintenance of cleanliness at Railway Stations and trains by involvement of staff, voluntary organizations, Scouts and Guides, Charitable institutions etc.
He also informed that Swachhta Saptah is a nine day event intended to reform the entire system to meet highest standards of cleanliness.
It is with sustained efforts that stations on SCR have been able to attain the image of being the best amongst Indian Railways.
He assured that these standards of cleanliness will not just be continued to maintain, but every effort will go towards still bettering the stations.
Earlier, Ravindra Gupta inaugurated a battery operated car sponsored by HAL as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity for the benefit of senior citizens, pregnant women, divyang passengers etc., at Kacheguda Railway Station on the occasion of the Swachhta Saptah.
The General Manager also undertook intensive inspection of Coaching Depot Office, Kacheguda, Pit lines of coach maintenance and interacted with the maintenance staff attending to a train.
He instructed the maintenance staff to uphold top standards in delivering their duties as this would reflect the comfort and satisfaction levels of the passengers. (INN)