Indian Railways conducted a third-party survey to prepare a list of 10 cleanest stations in India. However, none of the stations from Mumbai suburban section could manage to make it to the list. As per a report by Indian Express, Bandra station made it to the 15th spot in the list, while Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) on Central Railways (CR) and Mumbai Central station on the Western Railway (WR) ranked 44th and 27th, respectively.
The survey monitored the cleanliness of around 407 railway stations across the country. Out of them, 75 are under A1 category – which accounts for an annual passengers revenue of more than Rs 50 cr each – and interestingly both CST and Mumbai Central fall under this category. There were 332 A category stations considered during the survey. These stations account for an annual revenue between Rs 6 cr to Rs 50 cr each. The report also stated that Pune railway station was ranked 9th among the 20 cleanest stations under the A1 category and Ahmadnagar was ranked third in the A category stations.
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The survey also revealed that smaller railways stations were found to be much cleaner compared to the big railway stations. Stations such as Jammu Tawi in Jammu & Kashmir, Beas in Punjab and Khammam and Mancherial junctions in Telangana have outperformed bigger railway stations of Mumbai.
Further in the list LTT was ranked 60th, Kalyan junction at 63rd and Dadar at 70th rank from the A1 category stations.
The survey was launched by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in Delhi on May 17. The survey was split into four party and was conducted by the Quality Council of India. The survey monitored the stations on the basis of repetitive evaluation of measures to maintain cleanliness, inspection of station areas, feedback from passengers and detailed interaction with the station masters.