Northern Railways will now monitor cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp groups supervised by senior officials. Northern Railway General Manager Vishwesh Chaube said in New Delhi, that every department, be it pantry, bed rolls etc will have separate WhatsApp groups, in which status report of cleanliness will be uploaded on a daily basis.
He said, to keep the station area and tracks clean, 4,415 bio-toilets have been fitted in coaches in 2017-2018 against a target of 4,000 and 6,000 more will be fitted in 2018-2019 to cover all NR coaches. The GM informed that there is a target of installing CCTVs in 340 coaches – 265 in Delhi and 75 in Ferozpur divisions for online monitoring of cleanliness and safety.
He said the zone will also soon commission an automatic coach washing plant at the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station which can wash a 24-coach train thoroughly in under eight minutes. He added that the plant, which is currently undergoing trials at the station, is being set up by the Northern Railways at a cost of 1.6 crore rupees.