New Delhi, May 24: Railways will undertake an week-long elaborate programme from May 26 to mark the completion of two years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
"The week will be celebrated as 'Rail humsafar' and during the period we will focus on passenger amenities including cleanliness, catering, punctuality among others to mark the completion of two years," said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Efforts will be made to undertake intensive cleanliness drive on all the stations and in trains on May 26 as that day will be observed as Swachchta Diwas, according to the programme chalked out by Railway Ministry.
All stations on that day would be inspected by an officer, including GMs and DRMs who will be supervising the cleanliness drive with the help of railway staff, NGOs, staff associations, scouts and guides.
The next day on May 27 would be observed as 'Satkaar Diwas' in which officers would be deputed to inspect all catering establishments and drinking water facilities at stations and in trains to ensure that all the trains having pantry cars are inspected and catering units at stations are checked.
May 28 will be celebrated as Sewa Diwas involving each train, other than sub-urban commuting trains, would be monitored by an officer between 10 AM to 4 PM.
These nominated officers would travel by these trains and interact with passengers in all classes and ensure that amenities, as required, are provided and grievances are redressed.
All trains would have an officer travelling. Punctuality and ticket checking drive would be undertaken across the country on May 29 as Satarkata Diwas. The drive shall include ensuring 100 per cent punctuality of mail/express and passenger trains.
Saamanjasya Diwas will be observed on May 30 with teams of concerned officers would inspect all railway staff colonies along with representatives of recognised unions to undertake cleanliness drive in the colonies and also for their upkeep and maintenance.
On this day each zonal railways would undertake plantation of at least 1000 trees on each division especially in the railway colonies and other premises.
On May 31, Sanyojan Diwas will be observed where all DRMs and GMs would hold meetings and seminars with all major freight traffic customers to advise them about the various reforms and policy initiatives on the freight traffic side and to ask them to improve rail transportation.
Sanchaar Diwas will be observed on June 1 in which all DRMs and GMs would review various activities under taken during the week and may interact with media to disseminate information about Railways' various achievements during the last two years and also various actions taken by them on their Divisions and Zones.