Here we have a good and proud news for Gujarati people and especially for Rajkot and Surat citizens. Rajkot and Surat Railway Stations are among the Cleanest Railway Stations in India 2016 list. The Survey was conducted by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which engaged TNS India Pvt Ltd to undertake the work.
Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh and Pune Stations are among the dirtiest, a survey has found. The survey was conducted through interviews with passengers who were asked to rate the cleanliness of stations on 40 different parameters.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu said, “The idea is to make the entire rail network clean. This is just the beginning of a process which will actually and eventually bring all stations on a par to a particular standard,”.
In ‘A’ Category (332 stations), among the top 10 cleanest stations were Beas (Punjab), Jamnagar and Gandhidham (Gujarat), Vasco-Da-Gama (Goa), Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu) and Nasik Road (Maharashtra). Shahganj, Ballia and Janghai (Uttar Pradesh), Madhubani and Bakhtiyarpur (Bihar) and Raichur (Karnataka) were among the 10 least clean stations.
As many as 75 A1 and 332 A category stations across 16 zonal railways were covered by the survey, which was based on passenger feedback. urat, Rajkot and Vadodara – all in Gujarat – are among the 10 cleanest railway stations in India while Gujarat’s biggest Station Ahmedabad could not make their place in the list.
Surat and Rajkot as cities had been remunerated by the Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu as “Best Performer in West Zone” and “Best performer in door-to-door collection and transportation of solid waste and sweeping” categories at the end of ‘Swachh Sarvekshan-2016’ for their efforts to improve sanitation in respective cities.