Last Updated: September 12, 2023, 16:15 IST
An Indian Railway’s housekeeping staff — in a viral video — was seen throwing a massive heap of waste that he collected while cleaning onto the tracks outside.
The purported video of the incident, shows a cleaner sweeping trash including plastic bottles, wrappers among other things, and then shoving them outside from the door onto the railway track as the train moves at a high speed.
Swach Bharat Abhiyan ft Indian Railways!!Regular scene in almost 99% of the trains running in IR, Not sure about protocols but this is failure of system, Thousands of tonnes of waste dumped daily on tracks,Who should be held accountable for this? @RailMinIndia @RailwaySeva pic.twitter.com/658fYiniZn— Saurabh • A Railfan 🇮🇳 (@trains_of_india) September 10, 2023
As the video did rounds on social media, the Central Railways responded and said they will start an inquiry into this.
Responding to a post, by a user, the Railways said, “Please specify train number & date of this. Will initiate action.”
Pl specify train number & date of this. Will initiate action.— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) September 11, 2023
This comes after the Railways have been on a revamp of sorts with new trains coming up, and cleanliness being a top priority of the trains.