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Special drive to keep Puri station clean during Rath Yatra

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The East Coast Railway will take a special drive to keep the railway station clean during Rath when lakhs of devotees will come to the holy town, an said.

"As a part of our contribution to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, it is extremely important for us to present the railway station in its best condition during the entire Rath period," said in a review meeting yesterday.

This year the Railways has already announced 184 Special Trains to be run in addition to the normal trains scheduled. Some more Special Trains are also being planned and the total number of trains is likely to touch 190, an railway press release quoting him said.

He also reviewed security arrangements and stressed upon proper crowd management by the RPF and Extra CCTV cameras would be put in position at crucial points, he said and added that punctuality of all incoming trains would be monitored from originating points, it said.

The Rath APP developed by will be of great help and Live Train Information will be displayed on that, he said.

Another new feature is a truck-mounted Accident Relief Vehicle which can quickly reach station in case of requirement, he said.

The Rath Yatra will be held on July 14.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 13:20 IST