More than 15,000 Saplings planted by Mumbai Division on World Environment Day
CR planted more than 150,00 saplings all over Mumbai Division and 20,000 over CR on World Environment Day. PCME Shri A.K.Gupta head of Mechanical & EnHM wing, Shri Shalabh Goel, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division , Shri S.K.Choudhuri CRSE, EnHM wing HQ , Shri Shivaji Kadam , DyCME Central Railway along with officials began the day with Miyawaki forest at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus where 1,000 saplings were planted in which Shri Alok Kansal, General Manager, Central Railway also participated. CR team in coordination with BPCL officers Shri Ravi Pratap Singh, Shri Ashish Gupta & Shri Pradip Tripathi from Green Yatra contributed to the execution of MIYAWAKI plantation at LTT. CR had already done such plantations near Raver station and ROH depot of Bhusaval division. Further targeting to do in all divisions.
Tree plantations were held at railway colonies viz. Badhwar Park, Nirmal Park, Parel, Kurla, Kalwa, Thakurli, Karjat, Lonavala, Trombay, Panvel, etc. and other places like Diesel Loco Shed, Kalyan, Traction Rolling Stock section at Kalwa, RPF Barracks at Mulund on Mumbai Division. Tree plantation was also held at the garden at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai east entry side.
Railways is committed to contribute towards the improvement of the environment. In this direction, Mumbai Division has installed solar panels at CSMT, Lonavala, Khandala, Dockyard Road, Asangaon, Roha, Apta, Pen and Chembur with power generation of more than 125 Kwp and all the conventional lightings have been replaced with LED lightings thereby improving the luminescence at stations.
Installation of Automatic Coach Washing Plant at Wadibunder in Mumbai Division is one more step towards Environment and Green initiative by Central Railway. The coach cleaning activity with less manpower will be finished in 20 minutes with 90 litres of water as compared to earlier mode of manual cleaning in 4 hours with 300 litres of water. All the coaches of Central Railway are fitted with bio-toilets. This has ensured that no human waste is discharged from coaches on track thereby improving the track condition and cleanliness at major stations.
Mumbai Division of Central Railway has put in concerted efforts in implementing many green & passenger friendly initiatives across its stations especially at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus which has the honour of being the first railway station to get IGBC gold certificate in Maharashtra. More than 15% of the station site area is covered with trees and small parks. Landscape area, lawns, etc. are maintained with organic manure.
Herbal garden at CSMT east side entry with 120 different species of herbal plants and shrubs, it is one of its kind garden developed by Mumbai Division.
The mammoth tree plantation was held adhering to all covid protocols.
Date: June 7, 2021
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.