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Blog Entry# 1062699
Posted: Apr 18 2014 (18:33)

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Last Response: Apr 18 2014 (22:29)
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Apr 18 2014 (17:19)   Trash greets passengers at Chennai Central

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The city's busiest railway station continues to stink. Garbage is left to pile up on platforms where bins are overflowing. It looks like Chennai Central gets a clean-up only if a VIP is visiting.
Being the biggest gateway to the city, and one of the most prominent landmarks, the 142-year-old railway station is turning repulsive for passengers and passersby. Every platform has at least one spot where bins overflow with garbage. Platforms 2, 4 and 6 were found unclean and littered with waste on Thursday. "It is usual to see garbage at the station. We have reached a point where we can no longer imagine a clean platform. Poor waste management has been an issue for years," said Prerana Ramkumar, a frequent
traveller between Chennai and Bangalore.
Rotten food waste is scattered on the platforms making it inconvenient for passengers who disembark from trains in the morning. The leftovers attract rodents, flies and crows and pose a health hazard to people who use the station. Platform 6 had three spots where mostly plastic waste - leftovers from food parcels - were piled up while platform 4 had used cardboard cartons dumped.
Residents who reach the station to receive friends and relatives feel that officials should take efforts to keep the platforms clean. "It is sad that such an appalling condition is the first thing one is forced to see after a long journey," said Nikhil Bohra, who arrived from Patna on Thursday.
"Garbage disposal at the railway station is not the sole responsibility of the health wing of railways. Public also have an equally important role to play in maintaining cleanliness. Though the cleaners put a lot of effort, people dispose waste wherever they please," said Bhaskar, a stall owner at the station.
A railway official blamed the shoddy work by the mechanical department which has to clear garbage. "Its workers clear garbage from trains and dump them on platforms. Though waste is cleared from platforms, workers are not able to keep up with the pace at which they are dumped."

23 posts - Fri Apr 18, 2014

Apr 18 2014 (21:31)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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You mean if I am from TN shouldn't comment what is bad about my state?

Apr 18 2014 (21:39)
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Ya if we iself blame then it will give oppur to others to comment. Im not telling that you should not comment but there is reason behind this.

Apr 18 2014 (21:43)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Am sorry but I don't agree with you. If my house is dirty I will be the first one to comment before someone else does.

Apr 18 2014 (21:52)
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Ya that only u will rectify the mistake before other one does. U can comment inside ur house but should not be pubicitise

Apr 18 2014 (22:29)
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the discussion is going out of box. Topic was chennai central and not chennai or tamil nadu. And secondly being in a place and pointing out mistake or something which you dont like about that place is not wrong. He/she has his/her own view and he can express.
And ya, i do feel the long distance train coming to chennai for loco change is making the station more dirty. Since train staring from MAS or terminating from MAS, people wont be using bathroom.
Secondly, it is we the people who are making
the station dirty. If we do our part, buy putting waste in proper waste basket provided in each coach rather than putting in track. Station will be clean. We cannot blame sweepers. Even they will be fed up with repeated cleaning.
Chennai Central is a station where people from all countries comes, so it is not just Tamilians, Mallu or Northies who is making the stations dirty. It is we Indians who are making it dirty. If each one of us can do our part, then station will be more clean.

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