Railways to formulate integrated policy on cleanliness

NEW DELHI: Continuing with the efforts to make rail premises clean on regular basis, railways will formulate an integrated policy for this.

Steps have been taken for formulation of an integrated policy on cleanliness at the station, platforms and coaches, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

He said the policy will ensure better and effective coordination among number of departments involved for providing cleanliness.

The sense of responsibility and accountability will also be clearly defined in the policy.

The policy would clearly lay down the parameters and benchmarks for cleanliness. It would also define structures and procedures for garbage collection, sorting and disposal.

The Zonal Railways have also been directed to constitute a new department for house-keeping using the existing staff strength.

The action plan for the integrated policy on cleanliness is expected to be finalised by January 5, 2015.

Source: ET