Varanasi: As India just observed World Environment Day there are constant efforts to make India along with the rest of the world cleaner and greener. Continuing those efforts, a group of twelve railway stations in the Varanasi division of North Eastern Railways (NER) will fast be turned into ‘green zones’. Divisional Railway Manager Vijay Kumar Panjiyar has told an agency that “So far, 12 railway stations selected are being developed as green stations, by taking permission to operate from UP and Bihar pollution control boards.
It is learnt that there will be a check on the water and air pollution as per prescribed standards of National Green Tribunal.
Panjiyar said: “All work, including energy and water conservation in the division is being done for environment conservation.” While Manduadih railway station has already been developed on the same standard, measures like water recycling plants and automatic coach washing plants installation at Manduadih and Chhapra coaching depots and bio-toilets in coaches are coming handy. The good work will be replicated in Chhapra, Ballia, Mau and Ghazipur City stations. He said measures like production of 33,441 units of solar power, rain water harvesting systems, digitalization of offices and complete check on single use plastic have been initiated in the division. An Ayush garden with medicinal plants is also being set up.