The Ministry of Railways released a list of India’s cleanest railway stations in 2019 under ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat’ report.
The Indian Railways released Swachhta rankings for two kinds of railway stations — non-suburban (NS) with long distance stations and suburban stations used for passenger trains. As many as 720 stations were ranked in the NS category and 100 railway stations have been ranked in the suburban category.
The rankings are a part of ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat’ campaign of the Indian Railways, launched on October 2, 2014. According to the officials of the Indian Railways, the rankings were done in an effort to periodically monitor the progress of cleanliness campaign and promote healthy competition between railway stations.
To measure the cleanliness index at 720 railway stations across India, a survey was carried out by Quality Council of India, where the assessors checked the cleanliness in parking area, main entry, main platform, foot overbridge and waiting room including toilets and drinking water booths.