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‘STATIONS’ CLEANLINESS SURVEY REPORT

Written by Talent KAS

Related Topics: Reports & Indices, Social Issues

Why in News?

Union Railway Minister has released the ‘Stations’ Cleanliness Survey Report’ (Cleanliness assessment of Non-suburban and Suburban Stations 2019).

Background

  • Railways have been conducting third party audit and cleanliness ranking of 407 major stations annually since 2016.
  • This year the survey was expanded to include 720 stations and suburban stations were also included for the first time.
  • The total score is out of 1000 and each component (Process Evaluation, Direct Observation, Citizen Feedback) weighs 33.33% of the total score.

Key Findings of the Report

  • The top three cleanest railways stations are from the western state of Rajasthan.
  • Jaipur was on the first position, followed by Jodhpur on second and Durgapura in third position.
  • North Western Railway followed by South East Central Railway and East Central Railway are the top three railway zones.
  • Andheri, Virar and Naigaon railway stations were the top three among 109 suburban stations.
[Source: Livemint]

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