Having so many 'Firsts' for various awesome achievements in its kitty, Western
Railway has o nce again got the distinction of being pioneer with o ne more unique
achievement towards 'Swachha Rail – Swachha Bharat' mission. After achieving super
success in its unique initiatives in recent past, as muck special train and recycled plastic
benches as well as in super hit awareness campaigns o n social media like short film 'Plastic
Hatela' and garba song 'No bolo jee, No bolo, Plastic ko no bolo', now Western Railway is
o nce again pioneer in installation of ultra modern dustbins for the first time in India, at
Ahmedabad Railway station.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, Indian Railways is heading towards being a cleaner and an environment friendly national transporter and is taking all possible efforts to reduce its carbon footprints by adopting various eco friendly initiatives under the ‘Swachh Rail…Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’. With an aim to achieve this goal, Western Railway is also taking all proactive steps and in this direction has installed 12 nos. of APNOVA LEVA DUSTBINS on Platform No. 1 of Ahmedabad railway station under CSR initiative. Each costing approximately Rs. 28000/-. This product has been launched for the first time in India and it is indeed a matter of pride that these bins have been installed over W. Rly’s Ahmedabad station to begin with over the entire Indian Railways. Such dustbins will soon be installed at Airports too. Each bin is made up of mild steel rigid structure having weight of 85 Kgs with high finish thereby lending it a long and sturdy life. It is easy to clean with locking arrangements and also avoids toppling by stray animals. It also has the provision for grouting for fixing permanently and also has the provision of fitting Rain Guard in case it is to be installed in open. The box is 0.43mt in width, 1.0 mt in length and 093 mt in height which gives it a sleek, aesthetic and sophisticated look. The bin consists of three collection containers of 65 Ltr each with a total capacity of 195 litres. This allows in segregation of waste into Dry, Wet and Plastic waste at the source itself. The bins have been prominently labeled thereby allowing users in selecting the correct segregation bin.
Total 1000 contractual cleaning staff of Ahmedabad division have been trained throughSkill India’s Pradhan Mantri Kaushalya Vikas Yojna in partnership with Gujarat Tourism.Professional Trainers were deputed by Gujarat Tourism Board from reputed Institute of HotelManagement. The training module contained Theoritical, Practical and Soft Skilldevelopment. Contractual staff involved in Station cleaning, Mechanised Coach Cleaning, o nBoard Housekeeping Services, AC Coach Attendents, Pest & Rodent Control staff, CleanTrain Station, AMOC of bio toilet staff etc were covered under this training session.Contractual Staff from Ahmedabad, Maninagar, Sabarmati, Gandhidham and Bhuj stationsincluding DRM Office have undergone training under this scheme. Similarly, Contractual stafffrom Mechanical Deptt. of all coaching depots, namely Ahemdabad, Kankariya, Gandhidhamand Bhuj have been also covered under this training. Each trainee was issued with a certificate by SKILL India + Gujarat Tourism and was awarded a cheque of Rs.500/- eachalongwith a personal protective kit. The training has been conducted at NO COST TORAILWAYS.
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