World Environment Day observed on Central Railway
Central Railway observed World Environment Day on 5.6.2021. The theme this year is “Ecosystem Restoration”.
Shri Alok Kansal, General Manager, Central Railway, Smt. Tanuja Kansal, President, Central Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation, Shri A K Shrivastav, Additional General Manager, Central Railway, other PHODs and Shri Shalabh Goel, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division planted saplings at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. Shri Ravipratap Singh and Shri Subramani Iyer, Executive Directors, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) were also present.
Shri Alok Kansal visited the Miyawaki, a fast growing dense plantation system in which about 3 to 4 saplings are planted per square metre. Central Railway for the first time taken up Miyawaki plantation activity on Mumbai division under the Corporate Social Responsibility on 250 square meter area at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. A total of 1000 saplings were planted. Shri Kansal also received the certificate for planting trees from M/s BPCL officials.
He visited the environment information stalls of EnHM, Electrical and other departments who have displayed information about roof top solar panels, LED lighting, Rain Water Harvesting Units, Waste water treatment plants, Solid Waste Management, Bio-toilets in long distance trains, Plastic bottle crushing machines, etc who have done tremendous improvement in saving fuel bills, protecting and conservation of environment. Shri Kansal announced award of Rs 25,000 each for green initiatives stalls and Miyawaki plantation at LTT station.
Shri Kansal inspected the Self-Propelled Inspection Car (SPIC) at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. The SPIC to be used for emergency inspection of tracks, signal, electricrical equipments etc and also for reaching railway sites in exigencies for restoration. Shri Kansal also inspected on going heritage restoration work at Byculla station and instructed officials to expedite the same.
Going along with this year’s theme of “Ecosystem Restoration”, Central Railway has taken various steps towards conservation of Environment. In the last four years Central Railway has taken up plantation of more than 18 lakh saplings of various kinds of trees on Railway land. An herbal garden with 120 saplings of rare spices and herbs has been set up at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai. 15 nurseries have already been set up and developed on Central Railway. 87 Eco-smart stations, Automatic Coach Washing plant at Wadi Bunder, Mumbai, Rain Water Harvesting Units at 133 stations, IGBC Green certification of 5 buildings etc are some of the other initiatives & achievements towards greener environment in past few years by Central Railway.
Date: June 6, 2021
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.