Indian Railway is improving by the day. They have upped their level of customer service and cleanliness in coaches. The government has also taken great care in cleaning most railway stations. Under the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has initiated the ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. This initiative takes care of cleaning railway stations on a priority. Railway stations in India have always been an important landmark. With a total of over 8,000 railway stations and employees of over a million people, the onus of keeping stations clean has gained importance.
Here is the list of the top 10 cleanest railway stations in India
10. Ghum Railway Station
Ghum railway station in Darjeeling Himalayan is not only the highest railway stations in India, but it is also one of the cleanest and the most beautiful railway stations to look at. This unique railway station is situated at a great height in a small hill station. Ghum is popular for the Ghum Monastery. The Ghum Railway Station is maintained and managed by the Northeast Frontier Railway. The Ghum Railway Station is well maintained and is one of the best stations on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
9. Kharagpur Railway Station
The Kharagpur Railway Station boasts of the world’s third longest platform. It is one of the busiest junctions in the South Eastern Railway Zone second only to the Howrah Railway Station. The Kharagpur Railway Station is popularly called the Gateway to the South Eastern Railway. Although this station is super busy, it still manages to stay clean and look amazing due to regular maintenance and cleaning by local municipal bodies.
8. Vashi Railway Station
Vashi Railway Station is a classic example of a modern railway station. it is one of the terminal points located on the Harbor Line of the vast Mumbai Suburban Rail Network. The unique thing about Vashi Railway Station is the building above that is home to various technology and corporate offices namely IRIS Business Services India Private Limited. The Vashi Railway Station was initially managed by CIDCO, however since 2014 it is cleaned and maintained by the Central Railway.
7. Kolkata Metro Station
The Kolkata Metro Station is renowned to be the first underground station in India. It is home to the Underground mass Rapid Transit Urban Railway network. Thousands of commuters travel daily via the Kolkata Metro. Kolkata Metro station is constructed and maintained by a separate body named the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation. The KMRC conducts a daily hygiene check and ensures the Kolkata Metro station is kept clean and hygienic.
6. Tiruchirapalli Railway Station
The Tiruchirapalli Railway Station is known to be one of the busiest and the second biggest railways stations in Southern India. It is one of the most important landmarks in the city and has featured in many mainstream movies as well. The Tiruchirapalli Railway Station is cleaned and maintained by the Southern Railway authorities. Due to the significance of the station, it is kept very clean and is one of the best stations in South India.