South Eastern Railway (SER) will observe ‘Swachhta Saptah’, from September 17 to 25. Authorities said that the intension is to ensure all round cleanliness at the various rail establishments, including the trains and stations.
Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday had launched the ‘Swachhta Saptah’ as part of the ‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat’ Mission from New Delhi railway station.
The programme is being taken to create awareness on sanitation and cleanliness in railway premises and make hygiene a habit amongst the travelling public.
SER General Manager AK Goel had flagged off the cleanliness ‘Swachhta Saptah’ on Saturday at the SER headquarters at Garden Reach in Kolkata.
On Saturday, he had inaugurated ‘Swachh Paryavaran’, as a measure for environmental improvement, and kicked off a number of environmental protection and beautification initiatives.
‘Swachh Stations’ day was observed on Sunday and intensive cleanliness drives were taken at all SER stations.
Monday will be observed as ‘Swachh Railgaadi’ day, when intensive inspection of trains will be undertaken by team of officers and staff to ensure cleanliness on board.
Tuesday will be observed as ‘Swachh Neer’ day, in which intensive inspection of all water installations, water filters and taps will be conducted.
On Wednesday, ‘Swachh Parisar’ will be observed and intensive drive will be undertaken to improve circulating areas and concourse of stations.
Thursday will be marked as ‘Swachh Sahyog’ day, where cleanliness awareness campaigns
will be launched at all passenger interface areas. Friday will be observed as ‘Swachh Samvad’ day and senior officers at headquarters and divisions will participate in seminars on sanitation and upkeep of stations.
Saturday will be observed as ‘Swachh Samarpan’ day to ensure cleanliness by taking out Prabhat Pheries and organising skits to create and raise cleanliness awareness amongst railway employees and rail users.
Sunday will be observed as ‘Swachh Aahar’ day to provide clean and hygienic environment at various catering units at stations and pantry cars on trains.