GUWAHATI, June 2: Northeast Frontier Railway is taking various steps, including a green corridor, towards fulfilling the goal of a Swachh Bharat under the leadership of the Railway Minister.
According to an NF Railway press release, Chaparmukh–Silghat Town (81 km) section is to be converted into a discharge free green corridor within June this year. Four more sections – (i) Rangiya–Murkongselek (448 km including harlagun, Dekargaon and Bhalukpong) (ii) Badarpur–Agartala (225 km), (iii) Silchar–Jiribam (50 km) and (iv) Silchar-Bhairabi (83 km) – are also proposed to be converted into green corridor within this fincial year.
This apart, 2,990 environment-friendly, zero discharge bio-toilets have been fitted in 865 coaches within NFRailway. All coaches are expected to be fitted with bio-toilets by the year 2019-20.
Clean Train Station (CTS) has been implemented in Guwahati, New Jalpaiguri and Katihar stations where coaches are cleaned through mechanized means during halts. There are also schemes taken up by the department.