Indian Railway is one of the largest railway networks in the world. With all its resources and facilities taken together, it ranks the fourth largest railway network in the world. It is run and managed by the Department of Railways under the Government of India. The railway network in India is spread over 119,630 kilometers with a running track of over 66,687 kilometers. It includes more than 7,200 stations that serve more than 22 million passengers every day and 8.107 billion passengers a year. The Department of Railways has appointed more than 80,000 employees who work day and night to make railway journey safe for everyone. The cleanest railway stations are also the best stations that provide the best services and facilities to the passengers.
The Government of India spends a large sum of money every year to provide special facilities to the passengers and that is why the railway stations are managed very professionally indeed. The Department of Railways announces special rewards for those stations that pay extra attention towards planning and providing more facilities to the passengers. The government announces the best and the cleanest railway stations every year. As per the latest declarations, following are the top 10 railways stations that are also rated as the cleanest railway stations in India:
1. Vishakhapatnam Railway Station, Andhra Pradesh
Rated under A1 List of Stations, Vishakhapatnam Railway Station is the cleanest railway station in India. It is really a matter of pride for the residents and managers of the said railway station. It is a terminal station and has eight platforms in all. More than 100 trains cross this station almost every day.
2. Secunderabad Railway Junction, Telangana:
Again listed among the A1 Railway Stations, Secunderabad is the one among the top 10 cleanest railways junctions in India. It falls under the East Coast Railway. It is a terminal station that allows more than 100 passenger trains to cross from here.
3. Jammu Tawi Railway Station, Jammu and Kashmir:
Located in the picturesque beauty of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu Tawi Railway Station is also one of the cleanest railway destinations. It is also the source point of India’s second longest running train, Himsagar Express.
4. Vijayawada Railway Station, Andhra Pradesh:
Second, in the state, Vijayawada Railway Station is another clean railway station in Andhra Pradesh. It is a terminal station with 10 platforms in all. The platform number 7 is the longest of all the platforms.
5. Lucknow Railway Junction, Uttar Pradesh
It is one of the busiest railway junctions in UP. It is also a terminal station and it is well connected to all major stations in India.
6. Ahmadabad Railway Station, Gujarat:
Ahmadabad has the cleanest and the busiest railway station in Gujarat. Locally known as Kalupur, the station has 10 platforms in all. T=it allows more than 100 passenger trains to cross from this station.
7. Jaipur Railway Station, Rajasthan:
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, has one of the cleanest railway stations in India. It is categorized under an A1 list of stations that have exceptional cleaning standards.
8. Pune Railway Station, Maharashtra:
It is remarkably true that Pune Railway Station was rated as one of the dirtiest railway station in 2016, but it has shown unprecedented progress in one year. It is now one of the 75 A1 railway stations in India.
9. Durgapur Railway Station, West Bengal:
Durgapur railway station tops the list of A Category railway stations. It is remarkably clean that brings it the rank of cleanest railway stations.
10. Beas Railway Junction Station, Punjab
The Beas Railway Junction Station continuously bags the honor or remaining the cleanest railway stations in India for two consecutive years. It is an achievement that encourages the staff at this station to work aggressively to keep the station clean.
The list of the cleanest railway stations is quite big, but these are the most prominent stations that have been exceptionally noticeable in the last couple of years.