In order to make the rail journey more comfortable and remarkable, Indian Railways has been launching various services and projects. In this direction,  Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Dedicated/ Inaugurated following initiatives pertaining to Karnataka through video-conferencing  from Rail Bhawan today i.e. 18-08-17 : -

1.      Commencement of work of Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag Doubling.

2.      Commencement of work of Gadag-Wadi New Line.

3.      Dedication to the Nation-Doubling of Tinaighat-Londa-Shivthan Section in Hospet-Tinaighat-Vasco Doubling.

4.      Dedication to the Nation-Doubling of Banapur-Koppal in Hospet-tinaighat-Vasco Doubling.

5.      Construction of new station building & extension of platform shelter at Chikkodi Road station.

6.      Extension of platform shelter at Rayabag station.

7.      Provision of Platform shelter on Platform no. 2 at Gadag station.

8.      Construction of new Platform 2 & 3 at Koppal station.

9.      VIP Lounge at Shivamogga Town station.

10.  500 Kwp Solar Roof Top System at Mysuru Work Shop.

11.  Provision of water conservation & recycling plant at Mysuru station.

12.  Dedication of Foot Over Bridge at Holenarasipura station.

13.  New DEMU Service between Baiyappanahalli-Whitefild-Baiyappanahalli.

14.  Commencement of work of ROB at LC 438 at Rayabag.

15.  Laying of foundation stone for Bye-pass lines at Wadi.

16.  Commissioning of Rail Bogie Karkhana, Yadgir (RVNL).

17.  Laying of foundation stone for doubling between Nethravathi and Mangalore Central stations (at Mangalore Central Railway Station).

18.  Laying of foundation stone for new FOB at Mangalore Central station (at Mangalore Central Railway Station).

 

Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was specially present to grace the occasion. Member Engineering, Railway Board, Shri Aditya Kumar Mittal, other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also be present on the occasion.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said, “Karnataka is an important state for Indian Railways, we have allocated highest ever funds in the Budget for developing Railway Infrastructure in Karnataka. Indian Railways have formed JV with the State Government of Karnataka. Indian Railways is in transformation mode, Indian Railways have been focusing on improving Rail Infrastructure & passenger amenities like never before. Cleanliness & Make in India programmes have been successfully implemented in Indian Railways. High Speed Railway network is being worked upon Indian Railways. Soon, Indian Railways is working on the project to operate trains at 200 Kmph on trunk routes like Delhi- Mumbai, Delhi- Kolkata.

 

Salient Features of Projects launched today

1. Commencement of work of Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag Doubling.

 

       At present, Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag route is a single line rail link between Guntakal-Pune-Mumbai and Hospet-Hubli-Goa rail routes.

       A number of Integrated Steel Plants/Power Plants/Cement Plants are coming up along the Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag route. This doubling work will provide the necessary line capacity for introduction of additional trains and smooth movement of rakes to/from the industries/power plants.

       Part length for this Doubling project, i.e. from Hotgi-Kudgi (134 km) has been taken up under “Customer Funding Model” with National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC). NTPC is setting up the Thermal Plant at Kudgi station of 4000 MW capacity.

2. Commencement of work of Gadag-Wadi New Line.

 

       The new rail line would provide a direct shorter route for the people of the area in Gadag, Koppal, Raichur and Gulbarga areas of Karnataka.

       Proposed route will shorten the distance between Gadag and Secunderabad by 150 km.

       Project is 50:50 Cost Sharing basis with Government of Karnataka (GoK) and land free of cost by GoK.

3. Dedication to the Nation-Doubling of Tinaighat-Londa-Shivthan & Banapur-Koppal of Hospet-tinaighat-Vasco Doubling.

 

       The Railway line passes through Bellary, Koppal, Gadag, Dharwad, Belgaum and Uttara Kannada districts of Karnataka State. Bellary-Hospet region in Karnataka is the heart of Iron ore industry in the country. Iron ore from this region is transported to Chennai and Goa ports for export.

       The doubling of railway track is also necessary to move imported coal from Marmagao Port to the Steel industries and upcoming Thermal Power Plants in Jevargi In Gulbarga District, Thermal Expansion Phase-2 in Bellary Dist. in North Karnataka.

       In this Project, 28.75 km doublings have been commissioned and being dedicated to Nation.

 

4.  Construction of new station building & extension of platform shelter at Chikkodi Road station.

 

       A new station building with built up area of 275 Sq. Meter has been constructed at Chikkoddi Road Station. Improvement to circulating area is done by providing paver blocks for area of 500 Sq.M. to improve the aesthetics of this station.

       For convenience of passengers, platform at Chikkodi Road railway station has been extended by 320 meter with cement concrete flooring. New platform shelter has been provided for a length of 64 meter with seating arrangements. Above amenities towards improvements of Chikkodi Road Station were taken up at a cost of Rs. 15 Lakhs

 

5.Extension of platform shelter at Rayabag station.

 

6. Provision of Platform shelter on Platform no. 2 at Gadag station.

 

7. Construction of new Platform 2 & 3 at Koppal station.

 

       Along with the doubling of Hosapete- Tinaighat railway line, Koppal railway station was provided with an additional platform No. 2/3.

       This is a high level island platform having length of  540 meters which has been constructed within a time span of 2 months, and at a cost of Rs.60 lakhs.

 

8.VIP Lounge at Shivamogga Town station.

 

       Shivamogga town is an important A category station of Mysore Division which attracts large number of tourists in the Malnad area of Karnataka. This station has been further upgraded by providing majestic VIP lounge. The VIP lounge is provided with proper ambience with granite flooring and cladding, air-conditioned seating arrangement with Sofa set, Luggage rack and improved bath-cum toilet facilities with hot and cold water. This facility to a great extent will grant better waiting experience to the travelling passengers visiting Shivamogga station.

 

9. 500 Kwp Solar Roof Top System at Mysuru Work Shop.

 

10. Provision of water conservation & recycling plant at Mysuru station.

 

       The water consumption at Mysuru junction is quite high. The demand of water is being arranged through Municipal Corporation with hefty payment to the tune of Rs.18.00 Lakhs per month (Rs 2.16 crores per annum).

       It is proposed to set up one water Recycling Plant of 4.00lakh  liters capacity  for using recycled water, which will have environmental benefit as well as economy by bringing down the reduction in the water bills.

 

11. Dedication of Foot Over Bridge at Holenarasipura station.

 

       Holenarasipura is important D category station of Mysuru Division which is a famous for an important ancient Narasimha Temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha and river Hemavati, one of the many tributaries of the Kaveri.

       Being the important tourist destination, the station was identified for upgradation as Adarsh station during year 2015-16. The important Passenger Amenity works to the tune of Rs.2.85 crores are added to upgrade the station as per norms of Adarsh station.

       The work has been completed in stages and foot over bridge has been completed in the month July-17. After commissioning of foot over bridge at Holenarasipura, will have all required facilities as per Adarsh station norms.

 

12. New DEMU Service between Baiyappanahalli-Whitefild-Baiyappanahalli.

 

13. Commencement of work of ROB at LC 438 at Rayabag.

 

14. Laying of foundation stone for Bye-pass lines at Wadi.

       Wadi station is strategically located  at the junction of 3 Divisions –Sholapur, Guntakal & SC Division . Though bye-pass  exists towards Secunderabad(SC) from Guntkal(GTL), yet, heavy detentions occur due to interlocking arrangements and large no. of cross movements.

       The proposed Bye-pass between Wadi and Nalwar reduces the distance by about 12 Kms and is the most effective option to decongest Wadi Yard besides avoiding cascading detentions at adjoining stations.

 

15. Commissioning of Rail Bogie Karkhana, Yadgir (RVNL).

 

16. Laying of foundation stone for doubling between Nethravathi and Mangalore Central stations (at Mangalore Central Railway Station).

 

       The doubling of this section will facilitate running of additional mail/Express trains from MAQ, since MAQ is an important  feeder Coaching terminal  to Konkan Railway, Mysore/Bangalore directions and to the Entire State of Kerala and Tamilnadu.

 

17. Laying of foundation stone for new FOB at Mangalore Central station (at Mangalore Central Railway Station).

 

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            Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini. This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project is scheduled to commence in early Sep 17. INSV Tarini is the sister vessel of INSV Mhadei. The project is considered essential towards promoting Ocean Sailing activities in the Navy while depicting Government of India’s thrust for ‘Nari Shakti’.

 

            The first Indian Solo circumnavigation was undertaken by Capt Dilip Donde, SC (Retd) from 19 Aug 09 to 19 May 10 onboard the Indian built vessel, INSV Mhadei. The first Indian non-stop solo circumnavigation was undertaken by Cdr  Abhilash Tomy, KC from 01 Nov 12 to 31 Mar 13.

 

            The crew of INSV Tarini comprises :-

 

S

No

Rank, Name & No.

Home Town

State

Sailing Experience

 

1.     

Lt Cdr Vartika Joshi, 43077-A

Rishikesh

Uttarakhand

The officer has sailed from Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town in 2014 and from Port Blair – Vizag – Chennai – Kochi onboard Mhadei. She skippered INSV Mhadei from Vizag to Goa in Feb 16, Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 16 and from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16. The officer also skippered INSV Tarini from Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 17.

2.     

Lt Cdr Pratibha Jamwal, 07109-F

Kullu

Himanchal Pradesh

The officer has sailed onboard Mhadei from Goa to Port Blair in 2014, Vizag to Goa in Feb 16, Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 16 and from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16. The officer also sailed onboard INSV Tarini from Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 17.

 

3.     

Lt Cdr Swathi P,

07234-R

Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

  The officer has sailed onboard Mhadei from Cape Town to Goa in 2014, sailed from Vizag to Kochi in Feb 16, Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 16 and from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16. She also participated in the recently concluded Cape to Rio race 2017. The officer also sailed onboard INSV Tarini from Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 17.

4.     

Lt Aishwarya Boddapati,

43151-W

Hyderabad

Telangana

The officer has sailed onboard Mhadei from Vizag to Goa in Feb 16, Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 16 and from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16. The officer also sailed onboard INSV Tarini from Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 17.

5.     

Lt Sh Vijaya Devi, 70712-H

Moirang Kwakta Santhong

Manipur

The officer has sailed onboard Mhadei from Goa to Port Blair in 2014, Vizag to Goa in Feb 16, Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 16 and from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16. The officer also sailed onboard INSV Tarini from Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 17.

6.     

Lt Payal Gupta,

70724-K

Dehradun

Uttrakhand

The officer has sailed from Vizag to Goa onboard Mhadei in Feb 16, Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 16 and from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16. She also participated in the recently concluded Cape to Rio race 2017. The officer also sailed onboard INSV Tarini from Goa to Mauritius and back from May to Jul 17.

 

            The all-women crew have trained extensively for the forthcoming voyage. They have sailed approximately 20,000 Nm onboard INSV Mhadei and Tarini as part of training, which includes two expeditions to Mauritius (in 2016 and 2017) and a voyage from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16.

 

            INSV Tarini, a 55 foot sailing vessel has been built by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Goa. Tarini was inducted into the Indian Navy on 18 Feb 17. The vessel has sailed approximately 8,000 Nm till date.            Navika Sagar Parikrama would be covered in five legs with stop-overs at four ports (same ports as Capt Dilip Donde) for replenishment of ration and repairs as necessary. Estimated dates for the legs are as follows:-

 

 

 

 

Ser

Leg Description

Cardinal Dates

Number of Sailing Days

(a)

Goa - Fremantle (Australia)

05 Sep 17 – 12 Oct 17

37

(b)

Fremantle (Australia) - Lyttelton (New Zealand)

 

25 Oct 17 – 16 Nov 17

22

(c)

Lyttelton (New Zealand) - Port Stanley (Falklands)

23 Nov 17 – 28 Dec 17

35

(d)

Port Stanley (Falklands) - Cape Town (South Africa)

10 Jan 18 – 08 Feb 18

28

(e)

Cape Town (South Africa) - Goa

21 Feb 18 – 04 Apr 18

42

 

            The expedition has been aptly titled ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’, aimed at promoting women empowerment in the country and ocean sailing by the Indian Navy. The expedition would inspire the youth of our nation to develop an understanding of the sea and instill a spirit of adventure and camaraderie.

 

            Additional aims of the Expedition are as follows:-

 

(a)       Nari Shakti.     In consonance with the National policy to empower women to attain their full potential, the expedition aims to showcase ‘Nari Shakti’ on the world platform. This would also help to discard the societal attitudes and mindset towards women in India by raising visibility of participation by women in challenging environment.

 

(b)       Environment and Climate Change.       Sailing encourages the use of environment friendly non-conventional renewable energy resources which affects the life of women. The expedition thereby aims at harnessing the energy to optimise the livelihood of the women onboard.

 

(c)        Make in India.          The voyage also aims to show case the ‘Make in India’ initiative by sailing onboard the indigenously built INSV Tarini.

 

(d)       Meteorological/ Ocean/ Wave Data Observation. The crew would also collate and update Meteorological/ Ocean/ Wave data on a daily basis for subsequent analysis by research and development organisations.

 

(e)       Marine Pollution.    The crew would monitor and report marine pollution on the high seas.

 

(f)        Interaction with Local PIOs. Since the expedition aims to promote Ocean Sailing and the spirit of adventure, the crew would interact extensively with the local PIOs at the various port halts.  

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UJALA scheme to be rolled out at petroleum retail outlets in a phased manner

 

Consumers can Purchase LED Bulb at Rs.70/-; LED Tubelight at Rs.220; 5-star Ceiling Fan at Rs.1200/-

 

 

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) for distribution of energy efficient appliances under the flagship Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and appliances for All (UJALA) scheme. According to the agreement, Oil Marketing Companies- IOCL, BPCL and HPCL will take up distribution of LED Bulbs, LED Tubelights and energy efficient Fans from select retail outlets across the country. The distribution of these energy efficient appliances will be conducted in a phased manner across these select outlets. In the first phase, distribution will commence from the states of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

 

The MoUs were signed with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in the august presence ofShri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC)  for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (IC) for Petroleum and Natural Gas here.

 

As part of the MoUs with the OMCs, EESL will make the entire upfront investment for ensuring availability of the products at the outlets and no upfront capital cost will be borne by the OMCs barring manpower and space.

 

The consumer can purchase high quality 9W LED Bulbs for Rs 70, 20W LED Tubelight for Rs 220 and Five-Star Rated Ceiling Fan for Rs 1,200/-.

 

Addressing the occasion, Shri. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, said “It is worth noting that two important ministries of the Government of India have come together to realise Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of every citizen having access to energy efficient appliances. The marketing network of the three oil marketing companies is unparalleled and this tie-up will only accelerate and scale up the distribution of energy efficient appliances across the length and breadth of the country.”

 

In his speech, Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (IC) for Petroleum, and Natural Gas, said “It is the vision of the Government of India to reduce our dependence on import of energy by upto 10%. The petrol pumps owned by the three oil marketing companies can boast of a very high footfall. It is a great opportunity for the two departments to come together and utilise this network for ensuring LED bulbs and tubelights reach every corner of our country. Sh. Pradhan said that the ecosystem of non-fuel retail business around the retail outlets will not only help drive the non-fuel business but will also lead to customer convenience in their own vicinity.”

 

The three Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies, Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum together have a vast network of over 54,500 petroleum Retail Outlets spanning the length and breadth of the country. These Outlets not only meet the growing fuelling needs of our rapidly developing nation but also offer a bouquet of allied services like ATMs, Service Stations, Convenience Stores and PUC facilities to enhance value and convenience to customers across the urban, highway and rural markets. The unmatched network of these mega petroleum companies will significantly boost the distribution and marketing reach of EESL and extend the availability of energy efficient products to all corners of India.

 

Currently, over 25.5 crore LED Bulbs, over 30.6 lakh LED Tubelights and around 11.5 lakh energy efficient fans have been distributed in the country under the UJALA scheme. This is leading to an annual energy savings of over 3,340 crore kWh and resulting in avoidance of over 6,725 MW of peak demand. Through the scheme the estimated cumulative cost reduction in bills of consumers annually, is over INR 13,346 crore and is leading to reduction of approximately 2.7 crore tonnes of CO2 every year.

 

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Ministry of Railways is observing ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ across its entire network from August 16TH to 31ST August 2017. This period was allotted to Ministry of Railways by the Nodal Ministry for ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ namely ‘Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation’.

 

Detailed guidelines for the ‘Pakhwada’ have been formulated and circulated to each unit of Indian Railways and the entire network is gearing up to observe the ‘Pakhwada’ in the most effective manner. Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has instructed the Railway Administration to make this Pakhwada a grand success and to give special focus on cleanliness at Railway Stations and in Trains throughout the ‘Pakhwada’. He has also directed that Officers and Staff of all departments should be made aware of this campaign and should be substantially involved in various activities during ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’. NGOs and other Organisations involved in similar activities may also be associated during this period.

 

The ‘Pakhwada’ has been named as “Rail Swachhta Pakhwada”. Each date of the ‘Pakhwada’ has been associated with a particular theme pertaining to cleanliness. The detailed theme-wise schedule is given below.

 

·                  16/08/2017: Swachh Awareness: The day should be started by administering Swachhta pledge to Railway staff and safai karamacharis. On this day Parbhat Pheris should be taken out in the morning with the slogan “Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat” with a view to raise awareness of all railway employees and their families to ensure cleanliness in the vicinity of their habitat.  Nukkad Nataks can be organized with the help of NGOs, Religious bodies and School children for creating awareness about cleanliness. Workshops and training programmes should be conducted for EnHM officers and staff.  The officers and staff of other departments involved in passenger services should also be part of the training programmes. They should also be briefed on objectives and content of Swachhta Pakhwada.

 

·                  17/08/2017: Swachh Samwad (Cleanliness dialogue/Public):  All DRMs should organize seminars on Sanitation and upkeep of railway stations by involving NGOs, Charitable institutions, Scouts & Guides, Unions and all employees to undertake cleanliness drive on their nearest railway stations.  Passengers and other Stakeholders should also be involved. Painting & Poster competitions on the theme of cleanliness should be organized in schools.

 

·                  18/08/2017: Swachh Samwad (Cleanliness dialogue/In-house):  Seminars and Workshops should be organized on Sanitation and upkeep of Railway Colonies and other Institutions on Railway premises.  Cleanliness awareness campaign to be organized by displaying Anti-littering notices in all the institutions on the Railway premises like Railway Colonies, Rest Houses and Dormitories, Running Rooms, Hospitals and Health Units, Colleges and Schools.  For this use of CCTVs, awareness posters and slogans, Nukkar shows etc. may be undertaken. Awareness should be made through Public Announcements System and through posters encouraging more and more use of paperless travel in all classes of travel. Feedback may be taken from travelling public regarding cleanliness awareness including messages on 139.

 

·                  19/08/2017: Swachh Stations (Clean Stations):   Intensive Cleanliness drive at all A1 and A category stations should be undertaken. Availability and working of cleaning machines, tools & plants, protective gears for cleaning staff must be ensured. Adequate provision of dustbins at stations is to be ensured.  At A1 & A category stations, separate dustbins shall be provided for segregated collection of waste in terms of extant Board’s instructions. A campaign for ‘fill the dustbin’, ‘donate the dustbin’ may be taken up to generate the awareness among the rail users.

 

·                  20/08/2017: Swachh Stations (Clean Stations):This day should be dedicated to intensive cleaning of all stations other than A1 and A category.  Segregation of waste should be encouraged by setting up of separate dustbins. Plastic bottle crushers should be installed with CSR funding so that plastic thrown does not choke drains or water outlets. Allefforts should be made to ensure at least one platform at important stations to be “zero waste”, i.e. litter-free.  During the “Swachhta Pakhwada”, it should be ensured that equipment using Solar Power should be functional, wherever installed. Efforts should be made to discourage use of plastic and during the period at least one station in the Zonal Railway should be plastic free.  The activities should be monitored through CCTVs and details of activities should be logged and sent to the Railway Board at the end of the “Swachhta Pakhwada” as part of the comprehensive report.

 

·                  21/08/2017: Swachh Railgaadi (Clean Train): Intensive inspection/cleaning of listed trains should be undertaken by teams of officers and staff to ensure cleanliness onboard.  

 

·                  22/08/2017: Swachh Railgaadi (Clean Train): Intensive inspection/cleaning of all other trains not covered in drive dated 21/08/17 should be undertaken on this day. All trains have to be inspected in the washing lines, in railway yards and also at stations.  Train inspections to include checks on toilets and quality of linen. Suggestions/feedback should also be obtained from passengers and immediate action initiated.

 

·                  23/08/2017: Swachh Parisar (Clean Work Place): Intensive drive should be undertaken to clean up and improve offices including Hospitals, Schools, Coaching Depots and Lobbys.  Required amenities in the circulating areas of station complexes be ensured and unauthorized encroachments removed.  Cleaning of all drains to be undertaken.

 

·                  24/08/2017: Swachh Parisar: (Clean Residential Premises) Residential Premises including Railway Colony,  Retiring/Waiting Rooms, Rest Houses and Dormitories, Running Rooms etc., should be taken up for intensive cleaning on this day.  Plasters wherever falling should be repaired along with other repairs on walls/roofs/floors and electric fittings should be carried out. Intensive drive should be undertaken to clean up garbage. Areas which are normally ignored should be covered. Participation under CSR be called for setting up of waste to energy plants in railway colonies. Railway hospitals/Health Units should be cleaned intensively on this day. Efforts for segregation of waste be given a push. Children should be encouraged to keep the premises clean. Beautification of premises by pruning of trees, plantation and landscaping can be undertaken.

 

·                  25/08/2017: Swachh Ahar: On this day intensive cleaning of all canteens should be taken up.

 

·                  26/08/2017: Swachh Ahar: In continuation to station vending units, on this day intensive cleaning of all pantry cars in trains should be taken up. All Catering Units should be directed to clean their premises and ensure that clean and hygienic food is served.  Samples of food can be taken for checking and feedback of passengers obtained on the quality of food served.

 

·                  27/08/2017: Swachh Neer (Clean Water): Intensive inspection of all water installations including filter plants, sources of water supply, water taps for drinking water at stations as well as trains shall be undertaken.

 

·                  28/08/2017: Swachh Neer (Clean Water): Intensive inspection of all water installations in offices, Railway Colonies/Hospitals/Health Units/Schools should be taken up on this day.

It must be ensured that quality potable water is available and there is no shortage of water supply at any of passenger service locations like waiting rooms, retiring rooms, platforms, trains, etc. Inspection of water vending machines, water coolers should be undertaken for cleaning and sample checks should be conducted on quality of water. Efforts for setting up rain harvesting plants and recycling plants should be strengthened. It should be ensured that there is no problem of water stagnation anywhere in Railway premises.

 

·                  29/08/2017: Swachh Prasadhan: The day should be dedicated to intensive cleaning of all toilet blocks at railway stations, coaching depots, trains and surrounding areas. Water availability, leaking pipes, drainage systems should be paid attention to and broken items replaced wherever required.  People should be encouraged to desist from open defecation in areas approaching railway stations or on tracks.

 

·                  30/08/2017: Swachh Competition: A sense of healthy competition for cleaning should be inculcated and commendation be given to those units which are found perennially/regularly cleaned. Supervisors/staff working on cleaning activities should be suitably recognized.

 

·                  31/08/2017: Review/Briefing: On this day, the work carried out during the Pakhwada should be reviewed and a detailed report with photos and videos should be uploaded on the website of each Railway.  Due coverage of the drive should be ensured in social/print/electronic media.

 

 

As part of the Clean Energy drive, equipments fitted with Solar Energy will be made fully functional during this period. Proposals for solar energy fitments will be expedited.

Special emphasis will be given to A1 and A category Stations for cleanliness in passenger and non-passenger areas including the approach to the stations.

 

Suitable Senior Officers will be nominated to monitor the campaign at different levels. It is also proposed to do monitoring of cleanliness through CCTV wherever installed.

 

Some 200 Trains have also been identified for special attention regarding cleanliness during this fortnight. The list of trains is given below.

 

A.             Premium Trains:

1.All Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duranto Trains.

2.All Jan Shatabdi and Samapark Kranti Trains.

3.All New Products like Gatiman, Tejas, Hamsafar and Antyodaya.

B.              Other Trains:

 

1

11077/78

Pune

Jammutawi

2

12151/52

Mumbai(LTT)

Howrah

3

12137/38

Mumbai (CSTM)

Firozpur

4

11065/66

Mumbai(LTT)

Darbhanga

5

18401/02

Puri

Okha

6

12803/04

Visakhapatnam

H.Nizamuddin

7

12859/60

Mumbai(CSTM)

Howrah

8

12801/02

Puri

New Delhi

9

13201/02

Rajendra Nagar

Mumbai(LTT)

10

12321/22

Howrah

Mumbai

11

13005/06

Howrah

Amritsar

12

12311/12

Howrah

Kalka

13

12511/12

Gorakhpur

Trivendram

14

12591/92

Gorakhpur

Bangalore

15

12589/90

Gorakhpur

Secunderabad

16

15017/18

Gorakhpur

Mumbai(LTT)

17

12515/16

Guwahati

Tihiruvananthapuram

18

15667/68

Kamakhya

Gandhidham

19

12509/10

Guwahati

Bangalore

20

12505/06

Guwahati

New Delhi

21

14055/56

Delhi

Dibrugarh Town

22

12477/78

Jamnagar

Katra

23

12475/76

Hapa

Katra

24

12471/72

Bandra (T)

Katra

25

12715/16

Nanded

Amritsar

26

12791/92

Secunderabad

Patna

27

12723/24

Hyderabad

New Delhi

28

17229/30

Hyderabad

Thiruvananthapurant

29

12703/04

Howrah

Secunderabad

30

18237/38

Bilaspur

Amritsar

31

12833/34

Ahmedabad

Howrah

32

12863/64

Howrah

Yesvantpur

33

18029/30

Shalimar

Mumbai(LTT)

34

12809/10

Mumbai(CSTM)

Howrah

35

12839/40

Howrah

Chennai

36

18645/46

Howrah

Hyderabad

37

12625/26

Thiruvananthapuram

New Dellhi

38

12621/22

Channai

New Delhi

39

12615/16

Channai

New Delhi

40

12655/56

Chennai

Ahmedabad

41

12295/96

Bangalore

Patna

42

16533/34

Bangalore

Jodhpur

43

16501/02

Ahmedabad

Yesvantpur

44

11463/64

Jabalpur

Somnath

45

12903/04

Mumbai(BCT)

Amritsar

46

19037/38

Mumbai(BDTS)

Gorakhpur

47

12925/26

Mumbai(BDTS)

Amritsar

48

12947/48

Ahmedabad

Patna

49

15203/04

Barauni

Lucknow

50

12553/54

Barauni

New Delhi

51

12391/92

Rajgir

New Delhi

52

15047/48

Gorakhpur

Kolkata

53

12487/88

Delhi (ANVT)

Jogbani

54

12237/38

Varanasi

Jammutawi

55

14611/12

Amritsar

Gorakhpur

56

14257/58

New Delhi

Varanasi

57

22417/18

New Delhi

Varanasi

58

19707/08

Mumbai(BDTS)

Jaipur

59

17479/80

Tirupati

Puri

60

12701/02

Hyderabad

Mumbai (CSTM)

61

18233/34

Bilaspur

Indore

62

16859/60

Chennai Eg

Mangalore

63

16779/80

Rameshwaram

Tirupati

64

16593/94

Nanded

Bangalore

65

19805/06

Kota

Udhampur

66

12191/92

New Delhi

Jabalpur

67

19031/32

Ahmedabad

Haridwar

68

12955/56

Mumbai(BCT)

Jaipur

69

12915/16

Delhi

Ahmedabad

 

A mid-Pakhwada review will be conducted on completion of one week of ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’.

 

At the end of the ‘Pakhwada’, comprehensive reports submitted by Zonal Railways/PUs/CTIs, will be compiled for taking stock of the works done during ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’.

 

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