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Plantation drive marks Environment Day at South Eastern Railway

Kolkata, June 5: South Eastern Railway celebrated World Environment Day at Garden Reach situated headquarters and four Divisions viz. Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and  Ranchi on Sunday, June 5.

Archana Joshi, General Manager, South Eastern Railway planted saplings at Garden Reach.  

Atulya Sinha, Additional General Manager, P.K Mandal, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, other senior officers and staff also participated in the plantation drive.

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Only One Earth”.

On the occasion GM also released booklet on eco friendly initiatives taken by South Eastern Railway in recent times. A Nukkad Natak was staged by members of S E Railway Bharat Scouts & Guides to create awareness for conservation of natural resources and prevention of environmental pollution.

It is worth mentioning that recently South Eastern Railway has achieved the milestone of 100% electrification of its total route kilometers.

This is a noteworthy contribution of SER towards conserving the environment.

In its endeavour to reduce pollution and preserve natural resources, South Eastern Railway has taken various initiatives viz. continuous afforestation, development of eco-smart stations, installation of solar panels at the roof top of station buildings and administrative offices, installation of bio-toilets in train coaches, provision of rain water harvesting plants in the Divisions etc. As a step towards water and solid waste management, Automatic Coach Washing Plants, Effluent Treatment-cum-Water Recycling Plants and Solid Waste Management Plants have been installed at different locations over SER jurisdiction. Moreover, as a step towards Plastic Waste Management, 44 number of Plastic Bottle Crushing Machines have been installed at different stations of South Eastern Railway.

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