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New Delhi, Nov 30 – To ensure cleanliness around the railway tracks, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is conducting a special cleanliness drive in collaboration with Northern Railway.

Under this program, the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) lying on both sides of the railway track was being cleared and disposed of scientifically, MCD said in a communique.

The quantity of MSW lying on 105 km of railway track in Delhi was assessed as 31989 MT in June 2023 in a joint inspection by MCD and Railways. The detailed roadmap to remove the MSW lying along the railway track has been prepared in coordination with the Railways. As per this plan, the remaining 22883 MT MSW will be lifted up to March 31 next year, it said.

The work of lifting garbage from both sides of the railway tracks from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Lodhi Colony Station, Lodhi Colony Station to Okhla Station, Okhla Station to Badarpur Border Station and Nizamuddin Station to Janata Camp Station was being done at a rapid pace by the Central Zone of MCD. The work would be completed by January 31, MCD said.

“At the same time, the garbage lying near the railway line from Bijwasan to Sagarpur flyover is being collected by Najafgarh zone and the work will be completed within a day or two. The garbage lifting work from Shahdara Railway Station to Saboli Halt in Shahdara North zone will be completed by next month. The work of lifting garbage from Peeragarhi to Nangloi in the Rohini zone and from Azadpur to the Narela railway line in the Civil Line zone has almost been completed,” the civic body said.