SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
ALL TEN STATIONS OF KHARAGPUR DIVISION NOMINATED FOR ECO SMART STATION ACQUIRE COVETED ISO 14001:2015 CERTIFICATION
Kolkata, 20th February, 2020:
All ten stations of Kharagpur Division under South Eastern Railway nominated for Eco Smart Station have been conferred with the coveted ISO 14001:2015 certification for providing passenger amenities and allied services in clean and green environment including sanitation throughout the railway station premises.
Recently 9 Stations viz. Kharagpur, Balasore, Shalimar, Jhargram, Midnapur, Mecheda, Santragachi, Bagnan and Panskura have been conferred with ISO 14001:2015 certification. Prior to this, Digha station of Kharagpur Division has also acquired this prestigious certification and received appreciation at different forum. Now, all the ten nominated Eco Smart Stations of Kharagpur Division have acquired ISO 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 the above ten stations, Tatanagar, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Chakradharpur,Adra, Bankura, Bishnupur, Purulia, Bokaro Steel City and Ranchi have also been conferred with ISO Certification, as a recognition of Eco friendly station.
Photo Caption: Kharagpur Stationconferred with the coveted ISO 14001:2015 certification.