Jaipur cleanest railway station in India, Andheri cleanest suburban station: Rail Survey

Jaipur cleanest railway station in India, Andheri cleanest suburban station: Rail Survey
The country’s ten cleanest suburban stations in 2019 are Andheri, Virar, Naigaon, Kandivli, Santragachi, Currey Road, Dombivli, King’s Circle, Borivali & Santacruz (Picture Courtesy: Ajay Parashar)

The Railway Ministry on Wednesday released the results of the nationwide cleanliness survey, which ranked Jaipur as the cleanest station in the country and Andheri as the cleanest suburban station.

Railways has 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, which included the 109 suburban stations for the first time.

As part of the “Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat” 2019 survey, assessors from the Quality Council of India (QCI) spent two days at each station, factoring in a host of parameters and commuter feedback in their reports.

According to the survey assessment, the top 10 cleanest railway stations in the country for 2019 were:

Jaipur
Jodhpur
Durgapura
Jammu Tawi
Gandhinagar Jaipur
Suratgarh
Vijayawada
Udaipur City
Ajmer
Haridwar

Notably, the top three cleanest stations in the country – Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Durgapura – are all in Rajasthan.

However, Mumbai’s Dadar and CSMT stations secured the 2nd and 14th place in the A1 category, which includes stations that earn an annual revenue from ticket sales of Rs 500 crore or more or handle more than 20 million passengers.

Meanwhile, the top 10 cleanest suburban railway stations in 2019 were:

Andheri
Virar
Naigaon
Kandivli
Santragachi
Currey Road
Dombivli
King’s Circle
Borivali
Santacruz

In the suburban list, nine of the ten cleanest stations are from Mumbai, while the remaining (Santragachi station) is from Howrah. Of the nine, six are from Western Railway and three from Central Railway.

The report also pegged North Western Railway, South East Central Railway, and East Central Railway as the top three cleanest railway zones.

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