Railways is the most preferred mode of transport for the masses in India, running more than 11,000 trains, and handling approximately 13 million passengers every day. While providing services to the vast geography, it also bears heavy pressure of sanitation challenges due to the overwhelming footfall everyday. The desired level of cleanliness has not been achieved at railway stations. This is a sensitive matter because of the size of transit population it deals with everyday. As a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission mandate, it is imperative for all Railway Stations to be well maintained & clean, and to move towards the larger goal of a healthy, unpolluted environment.
For uniformity in cleanliness guidelines, it is essential to have a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to ensure that all the railway stations set standards of cleanliness in their respective premises. The purpose of this SOP is to improve current cleanliness levels in the railway stations of India and provide a healthy atmosphere to passengers, vendors and railway staff.