SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
ANOTHER FIVE STATIONS OF S E RAILWAY ACQUIRE COVETED
ISO 14001:2015 CERTIFICATION
Kolkata, 5th December, 2019:
Five stations of South Eastern Railway viz Adra, Bankura, Bishnupur, Purulia and Bokaro Steel City have been conferred with the coveted ISO 14001:2015 certification for providing passenger amenities in clean and green environment including sanitation throughout the railway station premises. Prior to this, Ranchi and Digha stations have already acquired this prestigious certification.
Various actions have been initiated to develop the above stations as Eco Friendly stations:-
·To avoid reuse of plastic bottle and minimize waste generation, installation of Bottle Crushing Machines.
·Collection and Segregation of Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Waste.
·Programme has been taken to Install Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at all the Eco Friendly Stations for zero discharge of untreated waste water.
·Conversion of conventional toilets to Eco-friendly or Green Toilets.
·Measures to prevent open defecation near railway track and surrounding areas which includes formation of task force in divisional level.
·Afforestation and plantation of trees in collaboration with Forest Department of State Governments.
·To control misuse of water and energy, Third Party Audit has been arranged.
·Polluter Pays Principle is being adopted to maintain cleanliness at these stations.
Apart from, Adra, Bankura, Bishnupur, Purulia, Bokaro Steel City, Ranchi and Digha which have been conferred with ISO Certification, as a recognition of Eco Smart station, South Eastern Railway is also developing 14 other stations in its jurisdiction as Eco Smart Station. The 14 other stations which are being developed as Eco Smart stations are Kharagpur, Mecheda, Santragachi, Bagnan, Panskura, Shalimar, Jhargram, Midnapur,Balasore, Hatia, Tatanagar, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, and Chakradharpur.