Shameful: Modi Fails To Keep Railway Station In His Own Constituency Swachh. Varanasi Slips To 69th Spot In Latest Railway Cleanliness Survey.
In the latest assessment, it has slipped to 69.
The Varanasi railway station is one of the least clean stations in the country, the latest Railway Cleanliness Survey suggests. Ironically, Swachh Bharat is one of the flagship schemes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This reflects that Modi is neither looking after his constituency nor implementing the programme.
In 2017, in terms of cleanliness among 75 biggest stations in India (A-1 category), Varanasi stood at 14. In the latest assessment, it has slipped to 69, The Indian Express reported. The total evaluation was done on 407 stations signifying the busiest public places controlled by Railways. Jodhpur has bagged the top spot this year.
Quality Council of India (QCI) does the audit-cum-survey. It includes detailed evaluation by assessors, direct observation, and feedback from passengers, which make a score of 1,000 where every component carries 33.33 per cent marks. Varanasi has scored 687.35 in 2018, a fall from 763.3 a year ago.
In the survey, all areas of a station like waiting rooms, platforms, toilets, railway tracks, foot-overbridges, and parking lot are taken into account.
“A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150 birth anniversary in 2019,” said Narendra Modi as he launched the Swachh Bharat Mission at Rajpath in New Delhi on October 2, 2014. This survey might just be a reminder for the prime minister that he has not been able to pay “the best tribute to Mahatma Gandhi”.