Vishakhapatnam cleanest railway station, Darbhanga dirtiest

Top 10 cleanest Railway stations in India None of Mumbai’s suburban stations makes it to list

Among the 407 stations surveyed across the country, Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh ranked first among the A1 category stations, while Beas in Punjab topped the A category stations.

Mumbai Central had emerged as the cleanest among the eight stations in 2016 but this it slipped to 27 while Surat station on the Western Railway which had topped the A1 category past year, fell to 26 this time.

Minister of railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released the audit report on station cleanliness at New Delhi on Wednesday.

Varanasi railway station, situated in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency, secured the 14th rank in the A1 category while New Delhi station was ranked 39.

Visakhapatnam railway station was ranked cleanest in A-1 category.

Among other railway stations in the State, Panipat junction was ranked at 391, Faridabad at 385, Sonipat 378, Ballabgarh 361. "There are many stations which have improved their cleanliness ranking from last time", Prabhu said after releasing the survey report. "In the next year, we will try to come in the top 5 by working harder towards cleanliness and beautification of the station", said Dadabhoy. Quality Control of India attached to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion conducted the survey in 407 railways stations (including 75 AI category and 332 A category stations). It is being done to keep the rail premises clean, as part of the "Swachh Rail" campaign. Anand Vihar railway station here stood fifth.

The survey also mentions LTT (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus) at the 60th rank, Kalyan Junction at 63rd rank and Dadar at 70th rank among the A1 category stations. A category stations contribute between Rs 6 crore and Rs 50 crore. Ahmedanagar station was ranked at 3rd position. All the six railway stations in the city witness a daily average passenger count of more than 1 lakh and witness both suburban and outstation commute. Stations that contribute over Rs 50 crore a year are A1 stations.

The railways will now carry out a survey of 200 trains on cleanliness.



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