Railway News 1st June-6th June

Bio-Toilets Installed in Railway Coaches

Indian Railway has installed bio-toilets in 68000 coaches till now. This is being carried out under Swatchh Bharat Mission. In 2019-20 alone, 49487 coaches were installed in 14916 coaches.

Also Mechanized cleaning is being carried out at 953 railways stations over the entire Indian Railways.

Tiruchirapalli Railway station Gets green station Certificate

The Tiruchirapalli Railway Junction has been awarded Green Railway Station Certification with ‘Gold’ rating by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

The Environment Directorate of Indian Railways with the support of the Indian Green Building Council has developed the Green Railway Stations rating system.

Railways had inaugurated India’s first green station at Manwal station on Jmmu-Udhampur Route.

World’s longest Railways station-Hubli Junction

Karnataka’s Hubli railway station is set to get the world’s longest railway platform with dimensions of 1,400 metres length and 10 metres width. Th work for the extension of platform number 1 of the Hubballi Junction is underway.

While the existing platform is 550-metres long, it will be extended to 1,400 metres in a year. The work is being carried out as a yard remodeling work.

Hubli is the Headquarter of South Western Railways. It has three division as Hubli, Bangaluru and Mysore.