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Catering Waste Management System in IR
Sep 26 2011 (6:30PM)
News Entry# 40189 Railway sets cleanliness rules for pantry cars, platforms
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Sep 26 2011 (6:31PM)
ALLAHABAD: For maintaining cleanliness in trains and the station premises, Indian Railways has launched a Catering Waste Management System. The new system sets the procedure for collection and disposal of waste arising out of pantry car services and static units placed at the station premises.Mani Anand, executive director/tourism and catering in the railway board, had sent letters in this regard to the general managers of all the zonal railways, including North Central Railway, on September 13, 2011. Instructions were also given to all zonal railways to encourage eco-friendly packaging material for service of food and beverages at stations and on trains.The procedure order elucidated on handling waste and its disposal in pantry car services. It mentioned that in all pantry cars, big-sized plastic/steel refuse bins, with a proper cover preferably, which need not be touched by hands for opening, should be placed at such locations so that it does not contaminate...