In a first, the Central Railway has introduced bio-degradable environment friendly garbage disposal bags for its passengers, which will be supplied along with the linen packet in AC coaches, a railway official said on Friday.
Passengers can use these bags for storing and disposal of dry and wet garbage, the official said. These environment friendly disposable waste bag has been introduced as part of a pilot project in AC coaches of two trains- 12133/12134 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus- Mangalore Express and 11077/11078 Pune-Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express- on the Central Railway.
These waste bags can be disposed off in dustbins by the passengers themselves or can also be collected by On Board Housekeeping Service staff during their routine rounds of cleaning of coaches during the run.
"These attractive light green bags have been printed with details of on board housekeeping service and very important 'Fire Safety Instructions'," the official added.
He said that Central Railway has introduced this facility by fulfilling another budgetary announcement made by Minister for Railways which will give impetus to the cleanliness drive, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
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