In a survey conducted by the Indian Railways across 407 stations, Bhubaneswar railway station has been adjudged the 7th cleanest station in the A1 station category in India.
The survey was conducted through interviews by survey teams across each of the 407 stations that fall under 16 zones. Every passenger was asked to rate the cleanliness of stations objectively on 40 different cleanliness parameters.
Railway stations at Surat (Gujarat) and Beas (Punjab) have been adjudged the cleanest stations in a survey which was based on feedback of around 1.34 lakh passengers. Every passenger was asked to rate the cleanliness of stations objectively on 40 different cleanliness parameters.
Of the 407, 75 were so-called A1 stations (based on their traffic) and the rest A.
The survey results for A1 category are: Surat (1); Rajkot (2), Bilaspur Junction (3), Solapur (4), Mumbai Central (5), Chandigarh (6), Bhubaneswar (7), Vadodara (8), Madurai (9) and New Jalpaiguri (10).
For A category railway stations, the rankings are: Beas (1), Gandhidham in Ahmedabad (2), Vasco-da-Gama (3), Jamnagar (4), Kumbakonam (5), Nasik Road (6), Salem Jn (7), Ankleshwar (8), Kathgodam (9), Kovilpatti (10)
According to railway officials, the final report is expected to be submitted by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) shortly, after scrutiny of which, the ministry of railways will take further steps to improve the cleanliness standards at major railway stations.
Courtesy: Live Mint