Indian railways join tourism scheme

25th Jun 2012

India's railway network has joined a campaign to preserve the country's monuments and promote cleanliness at tourism hotspots.

Clean India, which is a collaboration between the India Tourism Development Corporation and child rights organisation Prayas, was recently launched at the Qutub Minar Unesco World Heritage Site in Delhi.

Promotional material for the initiative will now be displayed in train coaches and on train tickets to raise awareness for the scheme.

There are also plans for Clean India to extend to around 100 monuments in the country, according to the Bernama news agency.

A senior Railway Ministry official said: "We have joined hands with the Tourism Ministry to keep trains, waiting halls, surrounding of stations garbage-free and environment friendly."

Amod Kanth, the director of Prayas, told News Track India that Clean India is about "creating an awareness among tourists that the monuments are their own property and they have to be involved in maintaining them."

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