As the amount of garbage being dumped along the suburban train tracks in and around Mumbai is on the rise, the railway administration is running the ‘muck special’ trains on a daily basis.
Earlier, the ‘muck special’ trains, tasked with the collection of garbage lying along the tracks, used to be operated only occasionally, officials said.
According to the officials, while the Central Railway runs four ‘muck special’ trains between CSMT and Kalyan stations, the Western Railway runs five such trains between Churchgate and Virar stations. The special trains are operated in the wee hours, when the passenger train operations are shut. In the last fiscal (between April 2017-March 2018), the CR disposed of 94,000 cubic metres of garbage, while the WR has disposed of 75,000 cubic metres garbage ever since it launched the monsoon preparation work in April this year. Read More