A passenger feedback survey was conducted recently by the Indian Railways with passengers rating railway stations on 40 different cleanliness parameters. The survey was conducted at 407 major railway stations in India and over 1,30,000 passengers participated in the survey. The report was recently released by the railway minister.
According to the report the cleanest railway station in India is the Beas Railway Station in Punjab followed by Gandhidham in Gujarat and Vasco Da Gama in Goa. There are in fact 5 railway stations from Gujarat securing a place in the top ten with Jamnagar, Surat, Rajkot and Ankleshwar being the others. Other stations in the top ten are Kumbakonam and Salem from Tamil Nadu and Nasik Road station in Maharashtra.
On a similar note UP and Bihar occupy the list for top ten dirtiest stations with Bihar contributing five namely Madhubani, Bhaktiyarpur, Anugraha Narayan, Sagauli and Ara. Uttar Pradesh meanwhile contributes to the list with Ballia, Shahganj, Janghai and Pratapgarh. Raichur from Karnataka makes up the top ten.