12 stations to go green in the Varanasi division of North Eastern Railways
Twelve stations of the Varanasi division of the Northeastern Railways (NER) will soon become “green zones”.
Divisional Director of Railways, Vijay Kumar Panjiyar, said: “So far 12 selected stations in the division are being developed as green stations, requesting permission to operate from the councils of UP and Bihar pollution control, to verify water and air pollution in accordance with the prescribed standards of the National Green Tribunal.
Panjiyar said, “All work including energy and water conservation in the division is done for environmental conservation.”
Manduadih station has already been developed to the same standards and received 5S certification from the Quality Circle Forum of India.
Measures such as water recycling plants and the installation of automatic coach washing plants at coach depots in Manduadih and Chhapra and biological toilets in coaches not only help to control wastage of coaches. water and to eliminate 2.74 lakh liters of bio-waste between the tracks, but also to improve sanitary conditions.
In addition, a total of 6,000 saplings were planted in the previous fiscal year and this practice will also continue in the current fiscal year.
“Railway establishments and residential settlements show how railway workers preserve greenery by caring for plants and trees after planting. Green nurseries are also being developed on strips of land available along the railway tracks at stations in Chhapra, Ballia, Mau and Ghazipur City. Pump automation is underway in the water conservation division, ”the official said.
The replacement of diesel locomotives with electric locomotives with the completion of electrification works, also helps reduce pollution caused by diesel.
He also said that measures such as the production of 33,441 solar power units, rainwater harvesting systems, office digitization and full control of single-use plastic have been initiated in the division.
An Ayush garden with medicinal plants is also being developed.
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