Forum Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
Sun Feb 18, 2018 03:21:13 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Sun Feb 18, 2018 03:21:13 IST

Blog Entry# 2334434
Posted: Jun 27 2017 (15:44)

1 Responses
Last Response: Jun 27 2017 (15:44)
Rail News
Other News
Jun 27 2017 (12:40)   Workers take six hours to clean and scrub a 24-coach train

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   38932 news posts
Entry# 2334434   News Entry# 306662         Tags   Past Edits
According to officials, it is a very painstaking process and they often run out of time due to short staffing and the quality too suffers.
 Trash is often found in the mesh. (Photo: Debashish Dey) Mumbai: Cleaning up after Mumbai steps off a long distance train is a gargantuan task. It takes an average cleaner around six hours to do his share of the job in a 24-coach train.
Ganesh Gaikwad (name changed), is one of those who has to deal with this daily on a daily basis. Explaining his routine, Ganesh says,
“Our duty hours are mapped according to the schedule of the trains. For instance, if the Udyan is leaving at 8 am, I have to work through the night with my colleagues to ensure the train is clean enough for the passengers to travel in it.”
Understaffing is one of the biggest problems they face. “Some of us are Railway employees, while others are contractual labour. They have the option of quitting whenever they feel it’s getting too taxing. But not us,” he says.
According to officials, it is a very painstaking process and they often run out of time due to short staffing and the quality too suffers.
An official said, “One man ends up cleaning close to 1.5 coach approximately for six hours and a maximum of this time goes in scrubbing the grime off the trains, especially paan stains,” he said.
The cleaning process of a train starts with the clearing of dry waste first, after which the wet waste is collected separately. All coaches are then fumigated with insect repellent.
Despite it being such a time consuming job, cleaning is considered secondary in the standing operating procedure. The primary activity is safety checks before the train departs.
According to officials, even though the facility of ‘Clean My Coach’ has been activated on almost 35 trains on both central and western railway, the amount of garbage generated is almost the same once the trains arrive.
The maintenance staff at Central Railway’s Wadi Bunder said, “Trains like the Punjab Mail among others, who do have the facility of ‘Clean My Coach’, generate the same amount of garbage as they did before the facility was introduced.” It is a facility introduced in long distance trains, by which the Railways will respond within 10 minutes of receiving a complaint from the passenger via SMS.

Jun 27 2017 (15:44)
dvmute~   284 blog posts   655 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2334434-1            Tags   Past Edits
Until people understand that "they should keep garbage in dustbin only" then only it will improve system.

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Wed Feb 28
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Mon Mar 5
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Tue Mar 20
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Mon Jun 18


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2547009
    Oct 16 2017 (10:21PM)

    As per the recent post , the new Pax Login feature has now been introduced. Here are the details of the feature set. . 1. Now you may login to the site as a Member or a Passenger, or BOTH Member & Passenger at the same time. Passenger login is called "Pax Login"...
  • Entry# 2517609
    Oct 11 2017 (09:33AM)

    As detailed here , last month, some changes were made to the PNR section. In the next phase of this rollout, we shall be further separating "Passengers" from "Members". . 1. "Passengers" will be able to login using ONLY their PNRs (no password). We shall have a Pax Login above the current...
  • Entry# 2418661
    Sep 25 2017 (07:09AM)

    @all: There are some changes coming to the PNR Forum. 1. All PNRs will be anonymized, i.e. you won't see who posted the PNRs or search PNRs by Traveller. This is to better protect the confidentiality of travelling members and their travel plans. However, members will still be able to search their OWN...
  • Entry# 2409730
    Sep 15 2017 (11:46PM)

    In recent times, the number of FM Complaints regarding "targeting me", "offensive content", "sarcastic comment", "bashing", etc. have been increasing. This has led to increased censorship and throttling of open discussions. . This is a clarification that this site is meant for a FREE EXCHANGE of ideas. Some arguments/debates/disagreements/jokes/sarcasm are ALLOWED and are...
  • Entry# 2390218
    Aug 25 2017 (12:59PM)

    There has been a partial rollout of a modification to Timeline entries. The implementation will be complete within a week. 1. Void & RAC buttons have been removed. . 2. TL Entries can now be Edited and Fixed by the original updater, if there are errors. So there is no need to Void TLs...
  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)

    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.