The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the railways to submit an action plan for maintaining cleanliness on platforms and tracks and has asked the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to conduct its performance audit at regular intervals.
The green panel said there was an urgent need for the railways to put in place an effective implementation and monitoring mechanism with provisions of fixing accountability of individuals in respect of solid waste disposal, littering of solid and plastic wastes, defecation etc.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said at least three personnel must be identified and declared to be “accountable persons” at every important railway station as well as at Divisional and Zone levels which will be in addition to the existing hierarchy. Read more
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