On a sublime decision, Indian Railways have now decided to eliminate all single-use plastic from Oct 2. The railways have directed strictly to its staff to keep its premises completely free of single-use plastics. In the meantime, IRCTC will become the first government organization to take this initiative after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence day speech asked people to avoid usage of plastic.
On an auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Oct 2, Indian railways will enforce a ban on single usage plastic materials in its premises. It will also encourage all railway vendors and employees to avoid the use of plastic carry bags.
The authorities have also decided to install 1,853 plastic bottle crushing machine at 360 major stations. In fact, the railway board has also directed to all pantry staff deployed on every train to take back the empty drinking water bottles from passengers and coaches for their safe disposal.
A step towards cleanliness
Indian Railways has been identified as a ‘Waste Generator’ and had to support Plastic Waste Management rules. Steps are to be taken accordingly to minimize the generation of plastic waste and its eco-friendly disposal.
On 15th August when the whole nation was celebrating the Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his speech called for a ban on single-use plastic. He asked citizens to drop the use of single-use plastic. “Can we free India from single-use plastic? The chance of performing such an idea has come. May team be mobilized to work in this direction. Let an important step be made on 2nd October,” said Modi.