Daltonganj: East Central railway (ECR) of Dhanbad division has outsourced the cleanliness work of five of its stations to a Patna based NGO, Raj Informatics Construction, under Swachhata abhiyaan. The premises of foot over bridge and premises will be cleaned by the five stations including Barkakana, Daltonganj, Garhwa, Chopan and Singrauli.
A batch of 31 personnel, including the supervisors, will clean these stations.
The daily cost of cleaning work of Daltonganj's three platforms, one foot-over-bridge and premise is Rs 9,400 rupees. The monthly expenses come around 2.86 lakhs.
Daltonganj railway station superintendent A K Tiwary said, "The ECR has reached an MoU with this Patna based NGO for 24x7 cleanliness at the rate of Rs 9,400 a day in which the outsourcer will keep platforms, foot over bridge, circulated areas including the Home to Home railway tracks and drainages clean."
Tiwary said, "We have water facilities but to wash the railway tracks, we need a jet of water that comes only from water booth which we do not have right now."
Tiwary said the outsourcer will collect garbage from only two major Delhi bound trains namely Up and Dn Garib Raths and Up and Dn Rajdhani Express trains.
He conceded that passengers of these two long distance trains throw their leftovers right on the railway tracks when the trains are stationed for two minutes here which present a very bleak look of the tracks.
The MoU is for 3 years but it can be reviewed with the imposition of penalty in case services are satisfactory, Tiwary said .