Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene keeps away diseases and infections. Recently, in 2020 the widespread coronavirus has taught us a lesson about the importance of cleanliness. For healthy surroundings and a virus-free atmosphere, one should always maintain hygience. Here, in this blog, we will discuss some quick tips and tricks in order to maintain cleanliness while travelling on train.
Indian Railways provides all the facilities for their passengers for their personal use like facility of neat and clean washrooms, wash-basins, facility of drinking water, dustbins etc. After having all the facilities there are some people who spread garbage like used napkins, food wrappers etc. Our honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi introduced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd October 2014 in order to maintain cleanliness, improve solid waste management and eliminate open defecation.
Cleanliness While Travelling on Train
We should make sure to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness everywhere no matter we’re travelling or staying at home. Indian Railways always tries to maintain the cleanliness of trains but being a customer we should understand that Indian Railways is our property so, it’s our responsibility to maintain hygiene and cleanliness while travelling via train.
The very first and the most important thing that you can do to maintain cleanliness while travelling is to just put the waste in the dustbin. You will find a dustbin near the washroom in every coach of Indian train. Generally, passengers throw waste material like food packets, clips and snack wrappers on the train floor or outside the windows.
If you are someone who throws waste materials anywhere then you’re harming the environment. Hence, being a passenger it’s our responsibility to keep the train neat and clean. We should always make sure to clean our motherland so that she’ll nourish us and our next generation beautifully and carefully.
Don’t Carry Homemade Food on Long Journeys
We all know that nothing can beat the taste and freshness of homemade food but home-cooked food gets stale too early. You can order food on the train while travelling. If you will carry homemade food on your long train journey then the food will get stale and you have to throw it.
Order your desired food on the train and receive it on your train seat. You will get hot, delicious and hygienically prepared food on the train from the RailRecipe app. RailRecipe is an IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) authorised e-catering company that provides a convenient platform to order the fresh and tasty food on train.
Don’t Spill Any Liquid on the Train
Passengers should have to make sure not to spill any kind of liquid or drinks on the train floor or berth. Always maintain cleanliness while travelling on train as these actions of spilling anywhere can spread infection.
Always Use Napkins and Newspapers
While eating on the train, always make sure to spread napkins, newspapers or any other spreadsheet in order to avoid any food stains on the berth. Apart from that, never throw plastic bottles, cans, wrappers, cups or any type of food peels inside or outside the train.
Carry a Jute or Paper Bag
If you want to maintain a healthy environment then you will have to say No to plastic bags. As we know, plastic bags are quite harmful to our environment. Always try to carry a jute or plastic bag while travelling via train. Jute bags are reusable and paper bags are environment friendly hence, feel free to use these bags for your daily needs. One more important thing is to never throw non-biodegradable waste outside the train window as these actions lead to an increase in pollution.
Use Hand Sanitizer and Wear a Mask
COVID has taught us the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in public places like railway stations and airports. We should always make sure to use hand sanitiser before and after touching anything or before having any meal. Apart from that we should also make sure to use masks in order to avoid any outside infections. These are some of the basic and hygienic ethics that should be maintained properly for a healthy environment.
Always Keep the Toilets Clean
Cleanliness in train toilets has always been a big issue because passengers never take this seriously. Recently Indian Railways has provided onboard housekeeping service (OBHS) for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in toilets, coaches, doorways etc.
Indian railways have introduced the “Clean my Coach” facility in more than 900 pairs of trains including Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express and other important long-distance trains. In this initiative, a passenger can send an SMS and request for immediate cleaning of their washroom. The OBHS service will always be there to clean and maintain proper hygiene on the train.
Try to Use “Pay And Use Toilets” Before Boarding
If it is possible then try to avoid using train toilets during your journey. You can easily use ” Pay and Use Toilets” before boarding. These toilets are made for both males and females separately under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. Railway authorities maintain the cleanliness and hygiene in these toilets. Moreover, for your information, there are 900+ railway stations that have ‘Normal’ pay and use toilets while about 60 stations have ‘Deluxe’ pay and use toilets. Hence, you can easily use these toilets before boarding in order to maintain the cleanliness of train toilets.
Indian Railways always tries their best to maintain the proper cleanliness and hygiene on trains as well as on the railway platforms. It is our responsibility to keep our property clean because trains are our property. Indian Railways is taking different types of passenger-friendly actions in order to keep the coaches, toilets and railway platforms properly maintained and in clean condition. They had also introduced many schemes and initiatives in order to maintain proper hygiene on trains.
IRCTC E-Catering Services on Train
If you are a regular train traveller I have good information for you. This is to let you know that RailRecipe is an IRCTC-authorised e-catering service provider company that delivers the best food on trains. You can order your food on the train directly from the official RailRecipe website www.railrecipe.com or you can also download RailRecipe App. Now, you can easily order delicious meals while travelling via train. For placing a food order all you need to do is enter your 10-digit PNR number or train number for placing a food order.
After entering your PNR details, the app or website will show you the available location (railway station) where you can easily receive your food order. Afterwards, select your desired meal and place your order. If you’re not a techie guy then you can also order your food by calling us on our helpline number 8448440386. Our customer care executive will pick up your call and they will place your food order on your behalf. RailRecipe is not an ordinary e-catering company, it is a leading e-catering company that delivers the best food on train all across the country.