Jodhpur tops Railway Cleanliness Survey Conducted by the Quality Council of India | 14 Aug 2018

Jodhpur and Marwar in Rajasthan were declared the cleanest railway stations in the recently released survey conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI) covering 407 major railway stations -- 75 in A1 category and 332 in A category stations.

  • The first survey was conducted by the IRCTC followed by QCI in the second and third surveys.
  • Clean toilets at platforms, clean tracks and dustbins at stations were some of the criterias for judging railway stations for cleanliness.
  • Jaipur has bagged the second rank followed by Tirupati in the third spot.
  • Mathura, a station frequented by devotees to the Krishna temple, is adjudged the least clean station among the major 75 stations.
  • As per policymakers in Railways, the survey showed improvement in overall cleanliness at stations as compared to 2017.
  • In the cleanest zone category, North Western Railway (NWR) topped the list followed by The South Central Railway (SCR) and The East Coast Railway (ECR) in the second and third position.

Quality Council of India

  • The Quality Council of India (QCI) set up in 1997 is a pioneering experiment of the Government of India in setting up organizations in partnership with the Indian industry.
  • Its mandate is to establish and operate the National Accreditation Structure (NAS) for conformity assessment bodies and providing accreditation in the field of health, education and quality promotion .
  • Besides the role of putting in place the accreditation structure, it also promotes the adoption of quality standards relating to Quality Management Systems , Food Safety Management Systems and Product Certification and Inspection Bodies through the accreditation services provided by National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB).
  • Indian industry is represented in QCI by three premier industry associations namely ASSOCHAM; CII; and FICCI.