India's second cleanest city's railway station ranks lowest!

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The survey has been conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) at 75 stations under "A" category.

IRCTC released the survey report of "cleanest" and "dirtiest" railway stations across country in which Bhopal station ranked 2nd dirtiest in "A" category railway station list.

In another cleanliness setback for the city, Udaipur City's railways station was ranked 141st amongst 307 A-category stations surveyed.

This was the third survey on cleanliness done by the railways to keep a tab on its premises as part of Swachh Rail campaign. In A1 category, Ernakulam South station came at 34th position with 695 points, while Aluva got 61st rank in A category with 719 points. Pune which ranked 9th is the only station from the state in the top 10 list. Those stations which secured 750 plus score were adjudged as level one (very good) station, while those scoring between 600 and 749 given level two (good).

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The index which was started past year is seen to have accomplished a significant improvement in cleanliness at stations, railways minister Suresh Prabhu said releasing the report. The Union minister has said that they want all the stations to be clean and said that many stations have improved the ranks from the last time. We are now ninth from last year's 75th rank.

The Beas railway station was put in 1st place, followed by Khammam, in the A category. The survey was carried out on 407 stations, of which 75 are in the A1 category, or busiest stations, and 332 are in the A category. The stations that bring an annual revenue of Rs 50 crore are put into the "A1" category and the stations which contribute between Rs 6 crore and Rs 50 crore it is put into the "A" category.

Out of the six category A1 stations under ECR, none figures in top 20. All the six railway stations in the city witness a daily average passenger count of more than 1 lakh and witness both suburban and outstation commute. The station is the best in Bihar as far as cleanliness is concerned with an overall ranking of 70.

The railway minister also dedicated a "Swachch Rail Portal' to showcase rankings of stations and trains, as well as methodology adopted for rankings of stations and train specific dashboards".

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