As part of Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Abhiyan being observed all over the Indian Railways from September 17 to 25, South Western Railway observed Swachha Parisar (Clean Complex), recently. Intensive drive was undertaken to clean up and improve the circulating areas of Railway Stations.
P A Lamghare, Chief Mechanical Engineer of South Western Railway inspected Mysuru station including circulating areas and Coach Care Facility. Intensive cleanliness was conducted at station circulating areas, approach road and path ways at Mysuru railway station accompanied with more than 35 staff. Unwanted vegetation in these areas was removed. Emphasis was also given towards solid waste management which included active involvement by Mysuru City Corporation staff as well.
Intensive cleaning was undertaken at Mysuru Coach Care Facility accompanied with over 40 staff. All the debris and garbage lying around the Coach Care facility was cleared. Unwanted vegetations were cleared and intensive cleaning was undertaken at other stations also.
On the occasion of Swachh Parisar Divas, Sanjiv Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager of Bengaluru Division and other officers carried out intensive cleaning of Circulating area at Bengaluru Cantonment. Aparna Garg, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, conducted inspection of Bengaluru Station, Circulating area and Station Complex. In Bengaluru Division, Rs 42, 700 was collected as the fine from persons who were found littering the station premises (cases booked on September 16, 17 and 18 from a total of 206 persons).
At Hubballi, Dr Meera Patil, Chief Medical Superintendent, inspected the Hubballi Station. Besides, Medical & Engineering Department conducted cleanliness drives at Vijayapura, Ballari and Belagavi. Inspection and intensive Cleanliness drives were also conducted at Hosapete, Dharwad and Gadag Stations.
25 trees were planted at Belagavi, 60 trees were planted between Wandal and Basavanabagewadi Road, 50 trees were planted between Tadwal and Hotgi, 41 trees were planted at Ballari. Joint inspection with Additional SP of Vijayapura was carried out regarding Auto traffic jam and parking issues of 2 wheelers at Vijayapura to facilitate easy movement in circulating area.