The democracy made India worse. During king’s rule, there was strict punishment for every small mistake. So, every person lived a disciplined life. In ancient India, there was not even a beggar on road. This is one of the reasons that attracted Britishers and out of jealousy, they spoiled our country with roots.
Well, that’s unchangeable.
However, even today, their impact is there on most of the Indians that they forgot to keep the country clean. Everyone takes care of their home with great care without any dust. But the same people, when coming out of the home, they spoil all public places by throwing dirt, by littering. Most of the people turned roads to a public toilet place and still making it even dirtier.
People always throw stones on the government for not maintaining cleanliness. But they forget that they are the ones who made it dirty and expect some other to clean their shit.
I just couldn’t understand why their mother won’t teach them cleanliness. The sad part is even teachers are not bothering to teach cleanliness in class in the most practical way.
After all, India is suffering from a terrible disease called reservation and no one discovered medicine yet. So, we can’t expect good change from people. But we want a developed country.
Hypocrisy! Isn’t it?
However, the Indian government has been emphasizing a lot on cleanliness in the country. It is conducting the survey annually to keep a track of the cleanliness factor on railway stations which also increased the competitiveness among the railway staff of various stations.
Depending on the income of a station and number of visitors it gets, railway stations have been classified under the category of A1 and A. And the truth is, railways get 80 percent of the passenger revenue through these A1 and A stations.
Piyush Goyal, the railway minister, released the report and it states that Jodhpur is at the first rank in A1 stations while Marwar emerged the first in the A category.
Jaipur and Tirupati were at the second and third position in the A1 category. In A category, Phulera (Rajasthan) was at the second rank while Warangal (Telangana) was at the third position.
Among the major stations of metro cities, only Anand Vihar station in New Delhi was able to make a place in the top 10 (5th position).
Top 10 A1 Category Stations are Jodhpur, Jaipur, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Anand Vihar Terminal, Secunderabad Jn, Bandra, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, and Visakhapatnam
Whereas top 10 A Category Stations are Marwar, Phulera, Warangal, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Nizamabad, Barmer, Manchiryal, Mysore, and Bhilwara
The top position was secured by north-western railway, while south central railway and east coast railway have secured the second and third ranks, respectively.
Parameters Adopted In The Survey
The parameters are Evaluation of process of cleanliness in parking, Main entry area, Main platform, Waiting room, Passenger feedback, Direct observation by QCI assessors of cleanliness in these areas and 24×7 control rooms and images were geo-tagged to monitor progress.
According to the study, there has been an improvement of 9% in top 100 stations and 14% in next 100, 20% in 201-300 stations and 31% in 301-407 in comparison to the last year.
Ministry of Railways is working on a ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat’ campaign aiming to improve cleanliness. According to the report, in 2017-18, average cleanliness of stations went up by 18%. Quality Council of India has been focusing on the cleanliness ranking and it has resulted in a lot of improvement on the stations in terms of cleanliness.
Indian railways have taken feedback from approximately 1,20,000 passengers for the survey. Also, central 24 by 7 control room was set up to monitor daily progress.
Do you like to see the railway station with garbage, stained walls, dirty urinals, and toilets taps OR clean, neat railway station?
I know you want to see it clean. But please cross check with yourself whether you are throwing dust on the station, littering Or keeping it clean. Because, there are double acting people who preach on social media about cleanliness but in reality, they are the one who throws dirt.
It is easy to change a person who doesn’t know but it is difficult to change a person who acts.
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