Jodhpur, Marwar cleanliest among major rail stations

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan’s Jodhpur and Marwar railway stations have emerged the cleanliest among the major stations in the country in the latest round of cleanliness assessment study.

While Jodhpur secured first position in A1 category stations for this year, Marwar took the pole position in A category, according to the study report released by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today.

Both the stations fall under North Western Railway zone.

A1 and A category stations contribute 80 per cent of the passenger revenue. The stations are categorised as A1 and A based on revenue generated and footfalls.

Releasing the report, Goyal suggested making the annual study a half-yearly exercise for bringing about greater competitiveness among the stations and ensuring a “test check” in maintaining cleanliness standards.

None of the major stations in the metros found a place in the top 10 list save for Anand Vihar in New Delhi which came in at fifth position.

New Delhi station was ranked 39th, a position it had held last year too.

In the A1 category, Jaipur has been ranked second and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh ranked third. Vishakapatnam had emerged at the top in last year’s ranking of the A1 category station. It has slid to 10th position this year. (AGENCIES)