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World Environment Day 2024: Konkan Railways plants five thousand saplings to battle heatwave

Updated on: 05 June,2024 10:24 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Rajendra B. Aklekar | rajendra.aklekar@mid-day.com

Konkan Railway observed World Environment Day with significant green initiatives and has a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability, including tree planting along its route

World Environment Day 2024: Konkan Railways plants five thousand saplings to battle heatwave

Konkan Railway tree plantation drive was held in Navi Mumbai too/ Sourced Photo

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The Konkan Railway is planting 5,000 saplings this year to beat the heat wave. Konkan Railway observed World Environment Day with significant green initiatives and has a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability, including tree planting along its route.


"This year’s efforts are a part of these continued and concerted efforts to contribute positively to the environment. By planting 5,000 saplings KRCL aims to contribute to the enhancement of the environment and the beautification of the railway network. This year witnessed a concerning increase in heat levels, underscoring the urgent need for collective action towards environmental conservation," a KR spokesperson said.


"By planting these saplings, Konkan Railway aims to play its part in mitigating the effects of climate change and promoting a healthier, greener planet. A tree plantation drive was also conducted at Konkan Rail Vihar in Seawoods, Navi Mumbai, marking a significant step towards environmental conservation," he said.


The event was graced by the esteemed presence of the Chief Guest, Shri B Venugopal Reddy, IAS, Principal Secretary (Forest), Maharashtra and the Guests of Honour, Shri Vivek Khandekar, IFS, Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Pune & Ms. K Pratibha, Chief Conservator of Forest, Thane. Shri Santosh Kumar Jha, Chairman and Managing Director / KRCL, executives, Mahila Samiti members and Staff actively participated in the tree plantation drive.

"We believe that every small effort counts, and through this initiative, we hope to inspire our employees, passengers, and the community at large to join us in this vital cause. Together, let's make a difference for a sustainable future," he said.

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