Scouts with swachh awareness placards at Tatanagar station on Thursday. Picture by Animesh Sengupta
The Chakradharpur railway division is celebrating 'Rail Hamsafar Saptaah', an event to highlight good work done by Chakradharpur railway division during the past two years, a part of a national campaign announced by the railway ministry.
During the week-long event (May 26 to June 1), the railway division will highlight its initiatives and achievements in the last two years.
Launching the event at Tatanagar station, divisional railway manager of Chakradharpur Rajendra Prasad said: "The week will be marked by various events and each day has been assigned a name and purpose, such as cleanliness, inspection of catering units, punctuality of trains, ticket checking, interaction with passengers and meeting freight customers."
Prasad was accompanied by senior divisional commercial manager Satyam Prakash and assistant station superintendent of Tatanagar Malay Mallick, among others.
On the first day of the Humsafar Saptaah on Thursday, the division observed 'Swachchta Diwas' wherein intensive cleanliness drives were taken up at all major stations, including Tatanagar, Chakradharpur and Rourkela. Scouts held placards at stations to create awareness. Important trains passing through the division were also cleaned.
Friday will be observed as Satkaar Diwas, whereby railway officials will inspect catering units and drinking water facilities at stations and on trains.
On Saturday, Sewa Diwas, nominated railway officers will travel on select trains and find out passenger problems. Sunday, 'Satarkta Diwas', will ensure punctuality of trains. Intensive ticket checks will be also held at stations. On Monday (May 30), Samanjasya Diwas, officials will inspect railway colonies, plant trees and hold sports events. Tuesday (May 31), Sanyojan Diwas, will see railway officials meeting freight customers.
On the last day, June 1, Sanchaar Diwas, officials will review the activities that were held during the week.