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Posted: Oct 19 2016 (20:47)
Last Response: Oct 20 2016 (16:00)
Commentary/Human InterestOct 19 2016 (20:21) Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated and dedicated the “Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya Sections in Gujarat of Western Railways as Green Corridor Sections (Free from human waste discharge from trains)
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In a further move to accelerate green initiatives as also to implement Prime Minister’s Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today at Railway Bhawan inaugurated and dedicated to the nation the “Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya Sections in Gujarat of Western Railways as Green Corridor Sections (Free from human waste discharge from trains). Minister of State for Railways & Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge) Shri Manoj Sinha and Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain were especially present to grace the occasion. Chairman Railway Board Shri A. K. Mital, Member Rolling Stock Shri Hemant Kumar, and other Board Members and Senior Officials were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion,...
BTW how a section having human waste discharge is not green? After all, Human waste is a biodegradable substance and is a part of ecological cycle.
Even though it is biodegradable waste we don't dump anywhere we want..there are places for it,moreover it decreases the life of sleepers,that is the proven result from research
Oct 20 2016 (16:00)
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Human waste contains harmful germs and bacteria which cause diseases on contact. So must not be dumped. After rains, they spread/ travel to road/homes and cause diseases. It is unhygienic.
For IR, the acidic urine and the human waste dumped accelerates corrosion in the rail fastenings and weakens the track. It is difficult for maintenance personnels to maintain/ repair such "dirty fasteners" of IR tracks.
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