All the trains running on the Kalki-Shimla railway line will soon be getting suitable dustbins from the Northern Railways following an appeal from the state government, Himachal Pradesh.
The Kalki-Shimla railway track that passes through valleys having 102 tunnels and about 70 bridges had been previously declared as the UNESCO world heritage site in the year 2008. To protect the railway line from the menace of plastic waste littering, Northern Railways have decided to take up this initiative.
The specially designed dustbins would be installed in the Shivalik Express coaches initially and later will be extended to the rest of the trains. During the peak tourist season, 7 trains ply over this route though currently only 5 are operating. Each train has about 7 bogies and can accommodate nearly 200 passengers.