Visakhapatnam cleanest railway station, Darbhanga dirtiest

Prabhu said: "Railways have accomplished a significant improvement in cleanliness at stations since past year". The survey has found that the cleanest railway station among the 75 busiest railway stations in the country was the Visakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh. Darbhanga railway station in Bihar was the dirtiest among the busiest stations, reported by ht.

Clean toilets at platforms, clean tracks and dustbins at stations were some of the criteria for judging railway stations for cleanliness. This survey was commissioned by the director of environment and housekeeping management of the Railway Board. Ahmedanagar station was ranked third.

Summary: Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Railway station which ranked below 25 in terms of cleanliness in 2016 has now been ranked as the seventh cleanest station in the A1 category.

Varanasi occupied the 14th place in A-1 category.

The railways have about 8,000 stations which are classified into seven categories - A1, A, B, C, D, E and F, based on their annual passenger revenue.

In A category, Khammam came second and Ahmedabad third.

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Vishakhapatnam and Beas railway stations are the cleanest railway stations out of the 407 station in the country, according to an audit conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) on behalf of Indian Railways.

In an RTI filed by Deccan Chronicle previous year, it was found that in the Chennai division, '48 crore was spent on the upkeep of trains and stations, including salaries of cleaning staff, aid for cleaning and sourcing of cleaning equipment in 2015. Separate rankings were given for A1 and A category stations, the minister said. All suburban stations are in C category, while all halts are in F category.

The minister also claimed that by 2019 all trains will be equipped with bio-toilets and his ministry will ensure onboard cleanliness service through mobile apps.

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