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Posted: Jul 23 2016 (19:43)
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Jul 23 2016 (18:59) Railway Minister to Inaugurate ‘First Green Train Corridor namely Rameswaram-Manamadurai’ free from human waste discharge tomorrow
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In order to contribute to mission ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by Prime Minister of India, Ministry of Railways have taken up a mammoth task of providing human discharge free bio-toilets in all its coaches and the same would be completed by September 2019. With provision of bio-toilets in all its coaches discharge of human waste from trains on to the ground would be completely stopped which in turn would help in improving cleanliness and hygiene. Ministry of Railways have already provided 40,750 bio-toilets in its coaches till 30th June, 2016 and in the current financial year, it is planned to fit additional 30,000 bio-toilets.
To mark the beginning of this journey towards ‘Swachh Bharat’, Ministry of Railways is inaugurating ‘First Green Train...
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A nice step, Whole network of IRlys need to be covered under this scheme.
Acidic nature of the toilet dischare is detrimental to the railway track & fittings. Elimination of this discharge is highly beneficial by way of
Reduced Track Maintenance requirements and hence line capacity improvement,
better hygiene, more pleasant journey(no foul smell) for passengers,
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