A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Campaign Clean India between the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Railways was signed in the presence of the Minister of Tourism Shri Subodh Kant Sahai and the Minister of Railways Shri Mukul Roy on 6JUL12. (I’ll believe it when I see it!)
Shri Sahai said Railway is a major driver for development of tourism and the Ministry of Railway and Ministry of Tourism have decided to work together towards the common objective of brand positioning and effective promotion enhancing tourism in India.
Minister for Railways Shri Mukul Roy said that the Indian Railways have taken a number of steps for improving cleanliness by way of Green Toilets, clean train stations, rag picking contracts, washable aprons on platforms, mechanized cleaning on the stations and on-board service schemes etc.
The Ministry of Railways will encourage the Hotels and Travel Trade Associations, the Companies and the Corporate Houses to adopt Railway Stations in furtherance of Campaign Clean India. In return, the Ministry of Railways will offer advertising opportunities to the patrons.The Ministry of Tourism will undertake branding of long distance trains running on important routes in different regions of the country, whereby one side would depict important tourism sites of the country and the other side would carry Campaign Clean India messages on mutually agreed routes and terms.