Bhopal stn gears up for rank in Top 10

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Oct 2018 11:21:41


By Ankita Garg,

BHOPAL Railway Station with six platforms and stoppage of about 250 trains every day has set an example of sanitary work with progress in all India ranking. Aiming to stand in Top 10 ranking, Bhopal Railway Station has started making announcement at platforms and talking to passengers to use dustbins. The station has shot up its all India ranking from 44 to 30 in recent survey conducted by Quality Council of India. The station represented Madhya Pradesh in clean stations list belonging A1 category with higher process audit score.

The station in the top list of ‘top 10 improvements list of A1 category stations’ with 833.6 score which shows 334.4 points improvement as compared to 2017. Bhopal station appeared in top 30 after scoring 295.21 in process audit, 290.3 in direct observation and 290.31 citizen feedback.

“We scored all India 30 and celebrated the occasion as there is lot of improvement. Now, we are targeting to score in top 10 A1 category stations. We have started making announcements at platforms and encourage use of dustbins,” said Public Relation Officer (PRO) Bhopal division IA Siddique. He further said that the survey team members from QCI visited the station for two days and checked everything.

“The survey team also uploaded videos and clippings of our station on website. They discussed the sanitary work with passengers, contractor, staff and officers,” informed Siddique. He further said that direct observation wing is very strong and DRM personally visited the platforms, toilets and other places to check sanitation work. He said we have started team work to improve ranking of station.

Six different teams have been assigned at all six platforms to guide cleanliness drives. Besides, a separate team has been formed to make regular visit of station toilets, waiting room, track, engineering department, pit-line, trains, ticket counters, lobby,entrance and other areas to maintain cleanliness. Number of dustbins have been increased at all platforms and people are being requested to use dustbins. He said special attention will be given to drinking water facility with neat and clean surroundings.

Siddique said while surveying the station, team members check entire areas including parking, main entry, platforms, waiting room, labour, waste management, open sitting, drinking water booth, toilets, foot over bridge, railway tracks, station experience, information education, communication, solid waste management, liquid waste management, toiler maintenance, pest control and other points.