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Indian Railways Takes A Healthy Leap As Mumbai’s Central Terminus Becomes India’s First Eat Right Station

Indian Railways Takes A Healthy Leap As Mumbai’s Central Terminus Becomes India’s First Eat Right Station
News Swasth India
Mumbai’s Central Terminus has been awarded with a four-star rating by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India making it India’s first ‘Eat Right Station’ ...
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Western Railway Forms Team Of Ticket Collectors To Crack Down On Open Defecation At Mahim Station In Mumbai

Western Railway Forms Team Of Ticket Collectors To Crack Down On Open Defecation At Mahim Station In Mumbai
Maharashtra News
According to railway officials, railway tracks near a number of suburban stations in Mumbai, including Mahim, are plagued by open defecation ...
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Passengers In Lucknow-Delhi Bound Tejas Express Get Biodegradable Water Bottles

Passengers In Lucknow-Delhi Bound Tejas Express Get Biodegradable Water Bottles
News Plastic Ban
The biodegradable bottles were being manufactured by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) at its Mumbai bottling plant on a trial basis ...
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Over 2 Lakh Bio-Toilets Installed In 60,906 Train Coaches

Over 2 Lakh Bio-Toilets Installed In 60,906 Train Coaches
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The bio-toilet technology is first of its kind being used by any railroad in the world for on-board accelerated digestion of human waste, which prevents direct discharge on the railway tracks ...
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Plastic Free Railway: Indian Railways To Enforce Ban On Single-Use Plastic From October 2

Plastic Free Railway: Indian Railways To Enforce Ban On Single-Use Plastic From October 2
News Plastic Waste
The Ministry of Railways has urged the Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to set up plastic bottle crushing machines in major railway stations and increase the use of reusable products to reduce plastic footprints ...
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Railways To Build Reservoirs In Bullet Train Depots To Harvest Rainwater For Maintenance

Railways To Build Reservoirs In Bullet Train Depots To Harvest Rainwater For Maintenance
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Indian Railways is set to build reservoirs in its bullet train depots to store rainwater which would be used in the maintenance of the high-speed trains ...
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Action Plan For 37 ‘Eco-Smart Stations’ Will Be Implemented In 3 Months: Railways To National Green Tribunal

Action Plan For 37 'Eco-Smart Stations' Will Be Implemented In 3 Months: Railways To National Green Tribunal
National Green Tribunal News
The National Green Tribunal had earlier directed the Indian railways to develop all the major stations into ‘eco-smart stations’ in a phased manner and put in place an effective monitoring mechanism in respect of solid waste disposal, littering of solid and plastic wastes, and defecation ...
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ODF Mumbai, A Reality Check: Understanding The Issue Of Open Defecation And Garbage On Mumbai’s Railway Tracks

18 months after Mumbai was declared Open Defecation Free, people continue to defecate on railway tracks
Open Defecation Free Mumbai
With commuters littering railway tracks and platforms, defecation on railway tracks and poorly maintained toilets on platforms, can Mumbai have a Swachh rail experience in future? ...
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Western Railway Launches New ‘Muck Train’ To Collect Garbage From Tracks In Mumbai

Western Railway has modified a 25-year-old train into a special Muck train
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Western Railway has launched an improved version of Muck Trains that will run daily from Virar to Churchgate in Mumbai and collect garbage lying on the railway tracks ...
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36 East Coast Railway Trains Bring Menstrual Hygiene On Board, Install 91 Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines

36 East Coast Railway Trains Bring Menstrual Hygiene On Board, Install 91 Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines
Menstrual Hygiene News
To promote menstrual hygiene on trains, East Coast Railway has installed automatic sanitary napkin vending machines in 36 of the important trains under its jurisdiction originating from Puri, Bhubaneswar, and Visakhapatnam ...
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Indian Railways Brings Back Kulhads, Replaces Plastic With Clay Products

Indian Railways Brings Back Kulhads, Replaces Plastic With Clay Products
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Kulhads were initially introduced by former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav 15 years ago and are now all set to make a comeback at catering units ...
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Indian Railways Planted Nearly One Crore Trees In 2018, Plans To Set Up 1000 MW Solar Power By 2020

Indian Railways Planted Nearly One Crore Trees In 2018, Plans To Set Up 1000 MW Solar Power By 2020
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From installing rooftop solar panels to windmill energy plants, Indian Railways is exploring ways to go green and reduce its carbon footprints ...
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