The most ambitious ‘Vande Bharat’ trains introduced by the Indian Railways are lacking in cleanliness. These are introduced to provide a comfortable and better travel experience to the people, to reach the destination in less time. Indian Railways’ most ambitious ‘Vande Bharat’ trains lack cleanliness.
These are introduced to provide a comfortable and better travel experience to the people, to reach the destination in less time. Passengers are also responsible for keeping them clean while traveling in these semi-high speed trains.
Fresh water bottles, polythene covers and food items are left everywhere. A photo of Vande Bharat Express bogie full of garbage was posted on Twitter. A sanitation worker is cleaning them. Avanish Sharan, an IAS officer, posted this photo on Twitter. Netizens are commenting on this on social media. One commented that people fight for their rights but forget their responsibilities.
Another netizen commented that if the government is spending thousands of crores of rupees for low-cost travel, why not keep it clean. While hundreds of Indian trains are running on 8 routes across the country, they have been started between Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam as a Sankranthi gift in Telugu states.
In the last budget, the central government allocated funds to introduce 400 Vande Bharat trains in India. Vande Bharat trains have already started on many routes while the central government has said that they will make Vande Bharat trains in three years.
Railway sources said that the Vande Bharat train running from Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam is turning into a garbage can when it departs from Secunderabad and arrives at Visakhapatnam and when it departs from Visakhapatnam and arrives at Secunderabad. A chair was also broken. Tons of waste is being dumped. Waltheru DRM expressed concern that although the railway staff keeps the train clean, the responsibility is also on the passengers.