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Vishakhapatnam tops railway stations’ cleanliness survey

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Hyderabad: In a cleanliness survey conducted by Quality Council of India for 75 busiest stations in the country, Vishakhapatnam ranked number one followed by Secundrabad station.

The survey report was released by railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday. Jammu’s station stood 3rd while National capital was at the 39th position in the list. Darbhanga railway station in Bihar was the dirtiest among the busiest stations, reported by ht.

The criteria involved in judging the cleanliness were clean tracks, dustbins and clean toilets to name a few. It was the third survey on cleanliness done by the railways to keep a tab on rail premises as part of its ‘Swachh Rail’ campaign.

“We want all stations to be clean. There are many stations which have improved their cleanliness ranking from last time,” Prabhu said after releasing the survey report.

The Anand Vihar railway station was ranked at the 5th position, while Nizamuddin and Old Delhi stations were at 23th and 24th position.

The railway station in Varanasi was ranked at 14th position. The survey was conducted for a total of 407 stations, out of which 75 were kept in the A-1 category or busiest stations and 332 are in the A category.

The Beas railway station was put in 1st place, followed by Khammam, in the A category. Ahmednagar station was ranked at 3rd position. While the Darbhanga railway station was at the 75th position in the A-1 category, Jogbani was the dirtiest in the A category.

About 8,000 stations are divided by Railways into seven categories – A1, A, B, C, D, E and F based on their annual passenger revenue. A survey will now be conducted by Railways over the cleanliness of trains.