Ministry of Railways to observe “Rail Swachhta Pakhwada” from 16th August


New Delhi:  Ministry of Railways is observing ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ across its entire network from August 16 to 31 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 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.

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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