19 railway stations in AP awarded ISO certification

Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) In a matter of pride for South Central Railway (SCR), as many as 19 railway stations in its Vijayawada Division, received the prestigious accreditation of Environment Management System ISO 14001:2015 certification for a period of 3 years.

The certification in effect from March 31 has been awarded to the railway stations for implementing the best and unique standards. Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway, said the certification is a result of the Vijayawada division’s commitment to meeting the standards in environment management and cleanliness activities at 19 busy railway stations.
The 19 stations that have been awarded the certifcation are Gudur, Nellore, Gudivada, Ongole, Chirala, Bhimavaram Town, Bhimavaram Junction, Narsapur, Tenali, Rajahmundry, Nidadavolu, Tuni, Annavaram, Anakapalle, Samalkot, Kakinada Town, Kakinada Port, Eluru & Tadepalligudem.
According to Ch Rakesh, Chief Public Relations Officer, SCR, the parameters related to environment management include cleanliness at stations, disposal of solid waste, providing pet bottle crusher machines, taking up anti-littering activities, water management, preventing defecation along railway tracks, removal of encroachments, Energy management, afforestation and plantation.