Kozhikode Cleanest Railways Station, Nizamuddin The Dirtiest, Says Survey
The Kozhikode Railway Station in Kerala was ranked the best by travellers while the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railways Station in Delhi was given the lowest ratings in terms of cleanliness, a survey by an app-based travel portal said. It also found that around 40 per cent stations, found cleanest by users, were in the south, followed by 20 per cent in central India. Railway stations in the west also have the same share of 20 per cent.
Travel app ixigo said that stations that made it to the "best" list include the Hubli and Davangere in Karnataka, Dhanbad in Jharkhand, Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. Vadodara and Rajkot junctions in Gujarat, Falna in Rajasthan and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh are also on the list.
Some of the stations that received the lowest ratings by travellers include Varanasi and Mathura junctions in Uttar Pradesh, Ajmer in Rajasthan, Bhusaval in Maharashtra and Gaya in Bihar.
The portal, ixigo, which works closely with the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) to facilitate train-ticket bookings for over seven million users on its app, aggregated the data from them to provide the cleanliness ratings.
The Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani has been rated the cleanest train, while the Karnataka Express got the lowest ratings for the same, data show.
In a similar study on cleanliness conducted by the Indian Railways, which was released in 2017, most stations from the south had found a place in the "best" list.
The cleanest station last year was Beas on the Jalandhar-Amritsar section of the Northern Railway's Firozpur Division. It was followed by Vishakhapatnam and Khammam both in Telengana.
With inputs from Housing News