South Central Railway (SCR) administration today asked commuters to join hands with the Railways to make the cleanliness campaign undertaken by it a success.
SCR General Manager Ravindra Gupta led a ‘Swachh Rail – Swachh Bharat’ run organised at Necklace Road Railway Station here in commemoration of the golden jubilee of the railway zone which came into existence October 2, 1966.
The participants included Railway officers and staff, their family members, sports persons from the transport undertaking, rail users and members of general public.
The run also marked the commencement of the third year of the ‘Swachh Rail–Swachh Bharat Mission’ of the transport behemoth which was launched on October 2, 2014.
The General Manager administered the ‘swachhta shapath’ (cleanliness pledge) to the gathering, which centred on the responsibility of every citizen to practice cleanliness in every aspect of life.
He sought the cooperation of the rail users to make the campaign a success.
Explaining the significance of the day, Gupta said the golden jubilee of SCR is an occasion to pursue the objective of a clean Railway with more vigour.
“The zone is fortunate to share its birthday with that of the Father of the Nation and is focused to fulfil the mission towards cleanliness which was very dear to Mahatma Gandhi,” Gupta said, according to an official release.