Railways' Cleanliness Survey declares Andheri as the cleanest suburban station in India

Among the 109 suburban stations assessed, Andheri, Virar and Naigaon were the top three cleanest stations in the country

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In a recent cleanliness survey by Railways, Andheri station in Mumbai was rated as the cleanest suburban station in the country. The Railways' Cleanliness Survey was unveiled on October 2, Wednesday by Railway minister Piyush Goyal on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

In the meantime, three stations in Rajasthan bagged the top spots for the cleanest non-suburban stations in the country. However, none in the national capital figured in the top 10 list of Railways' cleanliness survey. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Durgapura were the top three ranking railway stations among 720 stations.

On the other hand, Andheri was followed by Virar and Naigaon, which were declared the second and third cleanest stations respectively. The three stations made it to the top three amongst 109 suburban stations which were assessed and rated by the rail corporation.

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Railways has been conducting third-party audit and cleanliness ranking of 407 major stations annually since 2016. But this year, the survey was expanded and 720 stations along with suburban stations were included. This is the first time that this survey has included suburban stations.

The Cleanliness Survey also revealed that among the non-suburban stations, two per cent have scored above 90 per cent of the total score whereas five per cent stations scored below 50 per cent.

On the other hand, among the suburban stations, four per cent of the stations scored within the range of 70 per cent to 80 per cent, whereas 14 per cent stations scored 50 per cent.

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