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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
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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
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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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Stinking Bio-Toilets: Need Fool Proof Method To Improve System, Says Railway Convention Committee

Stinking Bio-Toilets: Need Fool Proof Method To Improve System, Says Railway Convention Committee
News Sanitation
The Railway Convention Committee (RCC), a parliamentary panel, in its latest report sought a mechanism for the effective use and management of the bacteria meant to be used in the bio-toilets that are replacing earlier "hole-in-the-floor" toilets in trains ...
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Indian Railways’ 8 Major Initiatives To Ensure Cleanliness And Hygiene In The Trains and Railway Station Toilets

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From 'Coach Mitra', On Board Housekeeping Service and mechanised cleaning, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways listed some of its major initiatives undertaken towards the improvement in the cleanliness of toilets in trains and at railway stations ...
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Swachh Rail: Central Railway Introduces E-Toilets In Coaches

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World Toilet Day
After a series of steps taken by the Indian Railways to make the trains cleaner and more hygienic, the Central Railway announced that it will be adding e-toilets to coaches ...
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Swachh Rail: Trains With Bio-Toilets To Have Dustbins By December 2018

Swachh Rail: Trains With Bio-Toilets To Have Dustbins By December 2018
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To avoid clogging of bio-toilets of 40,283 coaches, Indian Railways plan to place dustbins by end of the year ...
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