Andhra's Vizag is the cleanest and Bihar's Darbhanga is the dirtiest railway stations in India!

May 18, 2017, Chennai

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Based on a survey conducted by the Quality Council of India, the Union Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu reported that Visakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh is the cleanest station among the 75 busiest stations in the country. 

Followed by Secunderabad, Jammu, Vijayawada and Anand Vihar railway stations; the survey was based on criterias such as toilets on platforms, management of tracks and dustbins.

“We want all stations to be clean. There are many stations which have improved their cleanliness ranking from last time” Prabhu said, after releasing the report. This is the third survey conducted in line with the ministry’s ‘Swacchh Rail’ campaign.

The Darbhanga station in Bihar was rated as the dirtiest. Varanasi railway station, situated in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, was placed 14th. New Delhi station was ranked 39, while Nizamuddin and Old Delhi stations were placed at the 23th and 24th position respectively.

Railway stations are categorised as — A1, A, B, C, D, E and F — based on their annual passenger revenue by the ministry. The stations that contribute over Rs 50 crore annually are in the ‘A1’ category, while those that contribute between Rs 6 crore and Rs 50 crore come under the ‘A’ category. All suburban stations are in C category, while all halts are in F category.

The above results pertain to the ‘A1’ category. There are 75 stations listed under the ‘A1’ category, while there are 332 under the ‘A’ category. Among the ‘A’ category stations, Beas railway station in Punjab was rated the cleanest followed by Khammam located in Telangana. Jogbani in Bihar was the dirtiest in the A category.