Central Railway observed World Environment Day on June 5, 2021. The theme this year is “Ecosystem Restoration”. Alok Kansal, General Manager, Central Railway, Tanuja Kansal, President, Central Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation, A K Shrivastav, Additional General Manager, Central Railway, other PHODs and Shalabh Goel, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division planted saplings at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. Ravipratap Singh and Subramani Iyer, Executive Directors, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) were also present.
Alok Kansal visited the Miyawaki, a fast growing dense plantation system in which about 3 to 4 saplings are planted per square metre. Central Railway for the first time taken up Miyawaki plantation activity on Mumbai division under the Corporate Social Responsibility on 250 square meter area at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. A total of 1000 saplings were planted. Kansal also received the certificate for planting trees from M/s BPCL officials.
He visited the environment information stalls of EnHM, Electrical and other departments who have displayed information about roof top solar panels, LED lighting, Rain Water Harvesting Units, Waste water treatment plants, Solid Waste Management, Bio-toilets in long distance trains, Plastic bottle crushing machines, etc who have done tremendous improvement in saving fuel bills, protecting and conservation of environment. Kansal announced award of Rs 25,000 each for green initiatives stalls and Miyawaki plantation at LTT station.
Kansal inspected the Self-Propelled Inspection Car (SPIC) at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. The SPIC to be used for emergency inspection of tracks, signal, electricrical equipments etc and also for reaching railway sites in exigencies for restoration. Kansal also inspected on going heritage restoration work at Byculla station and instructed officials to expedite the same.