Top priority for on board housekeeping services

Top priority for on board housekeeping services

As part of the NDA government’s Swachh Bharat programme, the Railways has given top priority for cleanliness in station as well as on train by installing bio-toilets and providing on board housekeeping services.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that another 17,000 bio-toilets will be installed in trains and additional toilets will be built at 475 stations before the end of this financial year.

 For next fiscal, additional 30,000 bio-toilets will be installed. The minister also announced the plan to provide portable structures with bio-toilets in all the platforms of the select stations to meet the demand of senior citizens.  
He also said that world’s first bio-vacuum toilet developed by the Railways is being used in Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express.

Seventy four more trains have been added under on-board housekeeping and another 400 are to be covered soon.

With this on board housekeeping facility will be available for almost 1000 trains, he said.

To help the old and disabled passengers who require assistance at stations which was introduced in Konkan Railway will be expanded at more stations.

The Railways will  strengthen the existing services for enabling passengers to book battery operated cars, porter services, etc on a paid basis in addition to the existing pick up and drop, and wheel chair services, he said.

While naming railway porters as sahayak, the minister announced his plan to provide new uniforms and train them in soft skills.

Apart from this, the government also plans to provide the group insurance facility, he said.

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