Mumbai Central becomes the only station to receive an ISO certificate

The Western Railway is now aiming to replicate the pattern at around 38 other stations in a bid to create environment-friendly railway stations

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In a first-of-its-kind feat, Mumbai Central railway station has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certificate, making it a 'model station'.  The railway station has received ISO 14001:2015 certificate (Environment Management System) for passing the environmental parameters.

Mumbai Central managed to successfully complete the 12 tests emphasising on environmental aspects. Accordingly, it has been awarded the status of an ISO-certified station for the period of May 2019-2022. 

As per the Railway regulations, 30 per cent of the railway premises must have garden space. However, since Mumbai Central station faces lack of space, small gardens have been installed in phases.

The station also has a biogas plant to deposit waste and alongside has also installed solar lamps on the building. Mumbai Central is also equipped with facilities for differently-abled people which includes a ramp and a lift.

The Western Railway is now aiming to replicate the pattern at around 38 other stations in a bid to create environment-friendly railway stations.

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organisation with a membership of 164 national bodies. 
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