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Today (06:36)  Special drives fetch SCR a bounty (www.thehindu.com)
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South Central Railway on Sunday conducted special ticket checking drives all over Vijayawada division under the supervision of Assistant Commercial Manager J. V. R. K. Rajsekhar in which 196 ticketless travellers were apprehended.
Out of 196 ticketless travellers, 89 persons were found travelling without ticket in train no. 57237 Kazipet-Vijayawada passenger.
An amount of Rs. 60,855 was realised towards penalty from 190 ticketless travellers and remaining six were produced before Railway Magistrate for prosecution.
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amount of Rs. 12,000 was realised towards penalty from 97 unbooked luggage cases and an amount of Rs. 3,14,835 was realised towards penalty from 660 irregular travel cases. A total amount of Rs. 3,87,690 was realized towards penalty from total 947 cases.
  
Today (06:36)  The secret behind giving a chocolate (www.thehindu.com)
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For Divisional Railway Manager Dhananjayulu, there was a reason to give chocolates to the students of the Railway Mixed High School who gathered to learn a lesson or two on the importance of cleanliness during the SCR’s initiative — Swachch Rail and Swachch Bharat .
Sharing his views on the cleanliness in daily life, he said Japanese children were a disciplined lot as they learned the art of cleanliness right from school and dropped the waste in the dustbin.
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cover in the dustbin. Make cleanliness a habit,” said the affable officer while revealing the secret of giving the candy to them.
The official did not mince words while asking the school management to remove the clutter from the premises and asked it to keep the environs of the toilets clean.
  
Today (06:35)  Railway employee falls victim (www.thehindu.com)
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The Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express was always the preferred choice for Alok Sarkar. On Saturday, the 48-year-old boarded the train for Muzaffarnagar.
“Never thought that this would be his last journey,” his elder brother said as he struggled to come to terms with the loss. “My brother used to work at the Divisional Railway Manager’s office in Delhi. He would always take this train.”
Fourteen coaches of the train derailed near Khatauli, one crashing into a house by the track.
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brother-in-law said the family received the body and was taking it to Delhi for cremation on Sunday.
“We have identified 12 bodies, and autopsy has been done,” Divisional Commissioner, Saharanpur, Deepak Agarwal said.
Later on, an official said four more bodies were identified. “The victims hailed from Rajasthan, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and Aligarh,” he said.
At the mortuary here, the family members of the victims, some of them survivors themselves, gathered to collect the bodies, a few of them crying.
  
Today (06:34)  Cleanliness awareness campaign launched at Coimbatore, Salem junctions (www.thehindu.com)
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As part of the fortnightly cleanliness awareness campaign (Swachch Pakhwada) of the Indian Railways, volunteers of the NSS unit of the Sri Ramakrishna Arts and Science College in Coimbatore launched an awareness drive at Coimbatore Railway Junction on Saturday.
They enacted skits and street plays in Tamil with an explanation in Hindi in front of the railway junction. Over 200 NSS volunteers are involved in cleaning the frontage of the junction and the platforms in the presence of Station Master Chinnaraj, principal of the college K. Karunakaran, and Lions Club of Coimbatore Town president Ramprakash.
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programme is organised by the Salem Division of the Southern Railway in association with the Lions Club of Coimbatore Town and Sri Krishna Arts and Science College.
Salem Divisional Railway Manager Hari Shankar Verma inspected the ongoing development works at the Coimbatore junction on Saturday evening. He announced various passenger amenities including pick up and drop facility at the podium of the railway station a few days ago. He directed the officials to speed up the ongoing works related to passenger amenities at the junction, railway sources here said.
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The Salem Railway Division launched the campaign recently.
The inaugural day of the campaign (Wednesday) was observed as Swachch awareness (cleanliness awareness) day in all the major railway stations. All stakeholders such as railway staff, railway cleaning staff, railway contract cleaning staff, passengers, cab / auto drivers who used railway stations were assembled at the different stations and cleanliness pledge was administered to them by the senior railway officials. They took the pledge of remaining committed towards cleanliness; that they would neither litter nor let others litter; and they would inculcate the habit of cleanliness among their family members.
A.Vijuvin, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, administered the pledge in Salem Railway Junction. Senior officials administered pledge in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, and Uthagamandalam Railway Stations.
The campaign would be continued till August 31.
  
Today (06:33)  Cleanliness drive at railway stations (www.thehindu.com)
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Cleanliness drive was intensified throughout Waltair Division as part of the ongoing Swachhta Pakhwada.
Cleaning of railway stations, other than A1 and A category stations, was taken up on Sunday.
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Segregation of wastes was encouraged by setting up of separate dustbins and campaigns to use dustbins for proper disposal of garbage.
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of plastic at stations was discouraged as plastic thrown can choke drains and water outlets.
The railway stations like Tikiri and Singaram Stations etc, which are equipped with solar panels, were inspected, cleaned and maintained regularly.
The activities were also monitored through CCTVs.
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