Suresh Prabhu dedicates Madhupur-Giridih Green Corridor on Asansol Division

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister for Railways dedicated Madhupur-Giridih Green Corridor by video conferencing from Rail Bhavan, New Delhi, today.

With this dedication of Madhupur-Giridih Green Corridor by Rail Minister all the five pairs of trains running in this section of Eastern Railway’s Asansol Division have been fitted with bio-toilets which ensure zero discharge of human waste on the rail tracks thereby improving cleanliness and hygiene.

The Green Corridor is a commitment to clean environment under the “Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat’ initiative.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Prabhu said that Indian Railways launching such Green Corridor in different sections of different Zonal Railways for effective contribution towards “Swachh Bharat Mission” launched by Prime Minister.

He mentioned that such Green Corridor will stop discharging human waste from running trains. It is a commitment to clean the environment under the Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat initiative. The trains running in the Green corridor have been fitted with bio toilets, which insure zero discharge of human waste on the rail track for better environment.

The 38 km long Madhupur-Giridih Green Corridor stretch of Asansol Division became 2nd Green corridor of Eastern Railway, while 1st one i.e. Bhagalpur-Banka Green Corridor in Malda Division has already been dedicated by the Railway Minister on 16 August, 2017 on the inaugural day of Swachhta Pakhwada to be observed all over Indian Railway system from 16 to 31 August, 2017.