Special Cleanliness Campaign Swachhta-hi-Seva Pakhwara by all Zones of Indian Railways to begin from 14th Sept.

A massive all India fortnightly drive by Indian Railways under ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission, Swachhta-hi-Seva Pakhwara to begin from tomorrow with full energy in all the Zonal Railway systems

NEW DELHIIndian Railways is a pioneer in ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission. Following the trails of Govt of India, the Cleanliness campaign that began on 2.10.2014 is progressively making a big leap receiving enthusiastic volunteering and support from rail users, employees, students, NGOs, Corporates and stake holders.

The following programmes are being taken up by respective Zonal Railway under the Swachh Bharat mission:

SOUTHERN RAILWAY

CHENNAI: Southern Railway, a passenger-oriented zone, is making significant progress in enhancing the cleanliness parameters of its stations and trains. Theme based Swachh campaigns are organized throughout the year to provide a pleasing ambience at railway stations, spic ‘n span train interiors, zero-discharge tracks, hygienic catering, potable drinking water and clean railway colonies. Besides volunteering by staff, students and NGOs, Corporates are also roped in under CSR. Rail users are sensitized by organizing periodical campaigns and seminars. Better waste management is ensured through segregation of waste and provision of more dust bins aboard trains and at stations.

“Swachhta Hi Seva- Packhwara ” 2018: Indian Railways will be organizing a fortnight long special Cleanliness Campaign (Swachhta Hi Seva – Packhwara) this year from 15th September, 2018 to  2nd October, 2018 . Every day will entail a swachhta theme and activities will be undertaken at all levels in this connection as under:

Date and Theme Activities undertaken by the Zone/Division/units 15/09/2018: Swachch Awareness – The day will start by administering Swachhta Pledge to Railway employees and Cleaning staff. Railway staff and their families will be sensitised on the need to ensure cleanliness in the vicinity of their habitat. NukkadNataks, Workshops and training programmes will be organized with the help of NGOs, Religious bodies and School children will be conducted on the objectives and content of Swachhta Pakhwada.

16/09/2018SwachhSamwad (Cleanliness dialogue/Public) – All Divisions will organize seminars on Sanitation and upkeep of railway stations by involving NGOs. Charitable institutions, Scouts & Guides, Unions, Passengers and employees to undertake cleanliness drive at their nearest railway stations. Painting & Poster competitions on the theme of cleanliness will be organized in schools.

17/09/2018SwachhSamwad (Cleanliness dialougue/In-house) – Seminars and Workshops will be organized on Sanitation and upkeep of Railway Colonies, Rest Houses, Dormitories, Running Rooms, Hospital and Health Units, Colleges and Schools Displaying Anti-littering notices, awareness posters and slogans, Nukkad shows etc may be undertaken.

Awareness will be made through Public Announcement System and through posters encouraging more and more use of paperless travel in all classes of travel. Feedback may be taken from travelling pubic regarding cleanliness awareness including messages on 139.

18/09/2018Swachh Stations(Clean Stations) – Special focus on Cleanliness at all A1 and A category stations will be undertaken. A campaign for ‘fill the dustbin’, ‘donate the dustbin’ will be taken up to spread awareness among the rail users.

19/09/2018: Swachh Stations (Clean Stations): Special focus on intensive cleaning of all stations other than A1 and A category will be done. Plastic bottle crushers should be installed with CSR funding

All Efforts will be made to ensure at least one platform at important stations to be “zero waste”, i.e. litter-free. Inspection of the equipments using Solar Power will be undertaken.

20/09/2018: Swachh Railgaadi (Clean Train): Intensive inspection/cleaning of popular trains will be undertaken by teams of officers and staff to ensure cleanliness onboard.

21/09/2018: Swachh Railgaadi (Clean Train): Intensive inspection/cleaning of all other trains will be undertaken on this day.

All trains will be inspected in the washing lines, in railway yards and at stations. Train inspections will include checks on toilets and quality of linen. Suggestions/feedback will also be obtained from passengers and immediate action will be initiated.

22/09/2018: Seva Divas –Community day: Intensive drive will be undertaken to clean up and improve railway offices, Hospitals, Schools, Coaching Depots and Lobby’s.

NGOs Volunteers and Charitable organisation will be associated in mass cleanliness campaign and creating awareness against littering. 

23/09/2018: Swachh Parisar: (Clean Work Places): Intensive drive will be undertaken to clean up and improve railway offices, Hospitals, Schools, Coaching Depots and Lobbys. Required amenities in the circulating areas of station complexes be ensured and unauthorized encroachments removed. Cleaning of drains to be undertaken.

24/09/2018: Swachh Parisar: (Clean Residential Premises): Residential Premises including Railway Colony, Retiring/Waiting Rooms, Rest Houses and Dormitories, Running Rooms etc., will be taken up for intensive cleaning on this day.

Intensive drive will be undertaken to clean up garbage. Participation under CSR be called for setting up of waste to energy plants in railway colonies. Beautification of premises by pruning of trees, plantation and landscaping will be undertaken

25/09/2018: Swachh Ahar: On this day intensive cleaning of all canteens will be taken up.

26/09/2018: Swachh Ahar: In continuation to station vending units, on this day intensive cleaning of all pantry cars in trains will be taken up.

All Catering Units will be directed to clean their premises and ensure that clean and hygienic food is served. Samples of food will be taken for checking and feedback of passengers obtained on the quality of food served.

27/09/2018: Swachh Neer (Clean Water): Intensive inspection of all water installations including filter plants, sources of water supply, water taps for drinking water at stations as well as trains will be undertaken.

28/09/2018: Swachh Neer (Clean Water): Intensive inspection of all water installations in offices, Railway colonies / Hospitals / Health Units / Schools will be taken up on this day.

It will be ensured that quality potable water is available and there is no shortage of water supply at any of passenger service locations like waiting rooms, retiring rooms, platforms, trains, etc. Inspection of water vending machines, water coolers should be undertaken for cleaning and sample checks will be conducted on quality of water. Efforts for setting up rain harvesting plants and recycling plants will be strengthened. It will be ensured that there is no problem of water stagnation anywhere in Railway premises. 

29/09/2018: SwachhPrasadhan – Cleanling Toilets: The day will be dedicated to intensive cleaning of all toilet blocks at railway stations, coaching depots, trains and surrounding areas. Water availability, leaking pipes, drainage systems will be paid attention to and broken items replaced wherever required. People will be encouraged to desist from open defecation in areas approaching railway stations or on tracks.

30/09/2018: Swachh Competition: To inculcate a sense of healthy competition for cleaning commendation will be given to those units which are found perennially/regularly cleaned. Supervisors/staff working on cleaning activities will be suitably recognized.

01/10/2018: Review/BriefingOn this day, the work carried out during the “’Pakhwara””  will be reviewed. Detailed reports of the campaign will be shared with Press/Media to encourage public awareness.

The swachhta Packhwara is being organised to ensure visible and tangible improvement in cleanliness in all railway premises ie. Stations, Trains, offices, Colonies, Workshops, Maintenance Depots, Hospitals etc., through intensive efforts in addition to the regular cleaning process.

EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY

ECR to organise ” Swachhata Hi Sewa-Swachhata Pakhwada” from 15th September to 02nd October, 2018. The following programmes were planned:

WESTERN RAILWAY

Western Railway will observe “Swachhta hi Seva” Pakhwara from 15th  September to 2nd  October, 2018

MUMBAI: 2nd October 2018 will mark the beginning of the celebrations to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is being preceded by “Swachhta Hi Sewa Pakhwara”, which will be observed from 15th September to 2nd October 2018 over  the entire Indian Railways. Western Railway will also observe this fortnight long event to highlight the importance of cleanliness on Railways.

According to a Press Release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer, during this period, Western Railway will organize several cleanliness campaigns including special drives on cleanliness at railway stations, trains, offices, colonies, workshops, hospitals etc. Focus will be ensured on cleaning of Water Booths and quality of drinking water, cleaning of drains, adequacy of dustbins, garbage disposal, cleaning campaigns by associating NGOs and other Charitable Institutions, etc.  Further special attention would be given during the drive to clean track approaches to railway stations. Action under anti-littering rule and imposition of penalty under “polluter pays principle” will be ensured. This fortnight will be marked with various events and each day has been assigned with a special name for a specific area, which is detailed as under:

On 15th Sept, the first day of ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa Pakhwara’, the theme will be ‘Swachh Awareness’. The day will start with administering Swachhta pledge to Railway staff, their families and safai karamcharis. Prabhat Pheris will be taken out in the morning to raise awareness. Workshops and training programmes will be conducted for officers & staff. Nukkad Nataks will be organized with the help of NGO’s, Religious bodies and Schools at railway stations for awareness of passengers.

On 16th & 17th Sept, the theme will be ‘Swachh Samwad’. There will be  cleanliness dialogue with public and inhouse respectively. Seminars on sanitation and upkeep of railway stations will be organized by involving NGOs, Charitable institutions, Scouts & Guides, unions and railway employees to undertake cleanliness drive on their nearest railway stations. Painting & Poster competitions on the theme of cleanliness will also be organized. Anti littering notices on all the institutions on the railway premises like railway colonies, rest houses, running rooms,  health units etc will be displayed. Awareness will be made through Public Announcement Systems and through posters encouraging more use of paperless travel in all classes of travels. Feedback will be taken from travelling public regarding cleanliness awareness including messages on 139.

The theme for 18th & 19th Sept, will be ‘Swachh Stations’ and will be marked with intensive cleanliness drive of all stations. During this drive, the focus will be to ensure availability and working of cleaning machines, tools & plants, protective gears for cleaning staff, adequate provision of dustbins at stations etc. Several campaigns such as ‘fill the dustbin’, ‘donate the dustbin’ for stations cleanliness shall also be undertaken. Plastic bottle crushers will be installed with CSR funding to avoid choking drains or water outlets. Efforts will be made to discourage use of plastics.

On 20th & 21st Sept, the theme will be ‘Swachh Railgadi wherein teams of officers and staff will ensure cleanliness onboard the trains through intensive inspections.  All trains will be inspected in the washing line, at Railway Yards and also at stations, including checks on toilets, quality of linen. Suggestions/feedback shall also be obtained from passengers and immediate action will be initiated.

On 22nd Sept, the theme will be ‘Sewa Diwas’/ ‘Community Day’, wherein the Station Masters will seek cooperation from general public, railway employees, railway colony staff, NGOs etc  not to litter the railway premises and to keep it clean. A combined shramdaan will be organized for cleaning the station premises and its surroundings. An awareness campaign will be launched with the theme being ‘Meri Seat Mera Dabba’.

On 23rd   & 24th Sept, the theme will be ‘Swachh Parisar’, wherein intensive drives will be undertaken to clean-up and improve offices including hospitals, coaching depots etc on the 1st day and railway colonies etc on second day. It will be ensured to provide required amenities in the circulating areas of station complexes and unauthorized encroachments, if any will be removed. Cleaning of all drains at stations and other units shall also be undertaken. Participation under CSR will be called for setting up waste to energy plants in railway colonies. Beautification of the premises especially in railway colonies, hospitals etc. will be done by pruning of trees, plantation and landscaping.

On 25th & 26th Sept, the theme will be ‘Swachh Aahar’ to provide clean and hygienic environment at catering units. Intensive cleaning of all canteens and pantry cars of trains will be taken.  Samples of food shall be taken for checking and feedback of passengers will be obtained on the quality of food served.

The 27th  & 28th Sept, the theme will be ‘Swachh Neer’ with intensive inspection of all water installations including filter plants, sources of water supply, water taps for drinking water, water vending machines, water coolers at stations and for availability of water in trains as well as in offices, railway colonies, hospitals, health units and schools. Efforts will be made for setting up of rain harvesting plants and recycling plants will be strengthened.

On 29th Sept, the theme will be ‘Swachh Prasadhan’ with intensive cleaning of all toilet blocks at railway stations, coaching depots, trains and surrounding areas will be undertaken. It will also be ensured that there is adequate water supply and defective pipes and drainage system will be attended to.

On 30th Sept, the theme will be ‘Swachh Competition’. A competition will be held and commendation will be given to those units like Workshops, Loco Sheds, Coaching & Trade Depots, Car Sheds, Railway colonies & office buildings which are found regularly clean. This will inculcate a habit of cleanliness among the employees. Supervisors/staff working on cleaning activities will be suitably recognized.

On 1st October, 2018 all of the activities carried out during the pakhwara will be reviewed and uploaded on WR’s website.

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