Indian Railways, in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, planted 13.26 lakh trees over 1,300 km of its network, according to a statement Tuesday. The Railways Ministry carried out the green project from September 15 to October 2 in observance of 'Swachhta Hi Sewa Pakhwada' across its network. During the Swachchta Pakhwada, tree plantation on over 1,300 km on railway network was done, the statement said.
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On Tuesday, Railways administered Swachhta (cleanliness) pledge to its personnel. Two days each were proposed to be devoted to Swachh Station, Swachh Train, Swachh Neer, Swachh Parisar, Swachh Samwad, Swachh Awareness across the entire network of Indian Railways. Detailed guidelines for the 'Pakhwada' fortnight) were formulated and circulated to each unit of the Indian Railways, the statement said.
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Also, Railway stations associated with Mahatma Gandhi were painted thematically and 43 stations associated with Mahatma Gandhi and 28 stations near iconic places and golden triangle Delhi, Agra, Jaipur was undertaken during the green drive, the Railways said.
Swachh Bharat Mission is the Centre's flagship programme that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure in the country.
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The Swachhta logo and the national flag were displayed on all coaches, the statement said.