Not only the busiest, stations in Mumbai are the cleanest as well!
We all know the local train network of Mumbai to be the lifeline of the city, when they come to a halt, they bring the entire city to a halt. The local rail network works as the backbone of Mumbai's working class and their daily commute, hence the stations are always crowded. Making Mumbai local or suburban stations the busiest in the entire country.
These stations that help people travel the length and breadth of Mumbai have brought laurels to Mumbai by acing the Swachh Rail survey conducted across the country.
People know the stations in Mumbai for their crowds, yet, these suburban railway stations has come into light for being one of the cleanest in the country.
With its recent initiative "Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat" the railway ministry released a list of the cleanest stations around the country. This list comprised of a 'suburban railway station' as well as a 'non-suburban railway station' category and was judged on the basis of the overall cleanliness of the stations, number of toilets, cleanliness of the toilets and the presence of proper waste disposal system.
Mumbai's Andheri station has topped the list of cleanest suburban railway stations and was followed by Virar, while Jodhpur and Jaipur topped the non-suburban category.
Not just that, in the top 10 of the suburban list, 9 stations were all from Mumbai! With Andheri at the top and Virar at the second place the list goes as follows: Naigaon, Kandivili, Santragachi (Howrah), Curry ad, Dombivli, King's Circle, Borivli, Santacruz.
We're ecstatic to hear that these stations in Mumbai are the cleanest in the country and hope that the stations maintain their state. We cannot be happier about the state of affairs but it is also interesting that several other stations from Mumbai have tanked the cleanliness survey and were only able to secure spots at the bottom.