According to a survey by Quality Council of India, Visakhapatnam railway station is the cleanest among the 75 busiest stations in the country.
Secunderabad railway station came in at the second place followed by Jammu, Vijayawada and Anand Vihar at third, fourth and fifth position respectively.
According to a survey, the report of which was released by railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday, the New Delhi station was ranked at 39 among the busiest stations.
The Darbhanga railway station in Bihar was the dirtiest among the busiest stations.The survey was carried out for total 407 stations, out of which 75 are in the A-1 category or busiest stations and 332 are in the A category.
The Beas railway station was the cleanest, followed by Khammam, in the A category. Ahmedanagar station was ranked at 3rd position.
The survey was based on criteria such as toilets on platforms, management of tracks and dustbins.
Meanwhile, Darbhanga railway station was at the 75th position in the A-1 category, Jogbani was the dirtiest in the A category.
The railways has about 8,000 stations which are classified into seven categories – A1, A, B, C, D, E and F based on their annual passenger revenue.The stations which contribute more than Rs 50 crore a year in passenger revenue are considered to be A-1 stations. The A category stations contribute between Rs 6 crore and Rs 50 crore as annual passenger revenue.
This was the third survey on cleanliness done by the railways to keep a tab on rail premises as part of its ‘Swachh Rail’ campaign.
The ministry will next start surveying 200 trains on cleanliness.