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Indore: City railway station ranks 27th in cleanliness survey

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Indore: While the city is still basking in the glory of achieving the title of country’s cleanest city, jubilant Indoreans got another reason to add more to the celebration. The city railway station secured 27th rank in a cleanliness survey conducted under ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat Mission’, results of which was released on Wednesday. It was a big leap from 227 spot it managed last year. A reality check on Wednesday indeed found the station building and parking area super clean; however, tracks at distant end remained nearly the same. in the category of A grade railway stations of Taking the cue from ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign launched by PM Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014, Railway had launched ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat Mission’ aimed at keeping the railway stations across the country clean.

The title had four cleanliness parameters on which railway stations under A-1 and A grade categories were judged. Though the city railway station falls under A-1 grade in railway records in terms of revenue collection, it was adjudged under A grade category in the campaign.

Beas railway station of Punjab topped the list, while Khammam of Telengana ranked second and Ahmednagar Railway station of Maharashtra finished third. Damoh is the only station from MP which ranked 9 to enter the top 10 list. Indore railway station, which was set up in 1870 and from where on an average 32 pairs of trains have been operated every day with ferrying over 60,000 passengers.