“Swachhata Pakhwada” a fortnight long Cleanliness Campaign is being observed from 16.09.2022 to 02.10.2022 all over the Railways with a view to ensure visible improvement in cleanliness at stations, trains, offices, colonies, workshops, maintenance depots, hospitals, etc. Southern Railway has also launched a fortnight long special cleanliness drive,’Swachhata Pakhwada’ today, 16th September 2022 at Southern Railway Headquarters.
Shri B. G. Mallya, General Manager, Southern Railway launched the cleanliness campaign by administering the Swachhata Pledge to all the Principal Heads of Departments, Officers and staff of Headquarters. All the Officers and Staff at the six Divisions of Southern Railway, namely, Chennai, Salem, Tiruchchirappalli, Madurai, Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram, also joined in taking the pledge, through Video Conferencing. A special cleaning program was organized in the Railway Office Complex and Officers and staff actively participated in the drive, collecting and removing trashes and garbage along with dried leaves from the premises. Later, the General Manager distributed saplings to officers and staff.
The Environment & Housekeeping Management (EnHM) wing of Southern Railway Headquarters is organizing various theme based cleanliness drives and campaigns during the Cleanliness fortnight with the help of NGOs, Scouts & Guides, voluntary organisations and volunteers. Employees will contribute to the drive by cleaning their workspace and participating in various awareness programmes. Intensive cleanliness drives focusing on various aspects of cleanliness will be held apart from regular inspections by Officers and Supervisors in trains and railway stations. All the divisions and workshops of Southern Railway also launched Special Cleanliness drives today and Swachhta pledge was administered at various Railway Stations and other Railway establishments too.
Southern Railway appeals to Rail users to join hands with Railways in maintaining higher standards of cleanliness in trains, railway stations and tracks.