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Unique Initiative of Indian Railways! Flowering Pots Installed over Hydrant Pipe at Gorakhpur Station

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Indian railways never fail to impress its customers! In a recent case, to increase the plantation and natural cover across the Indian Railways network, flowering pots have been installed over the hydrant pipe at the Gorakhpur railway station. As per reports, the Gorakhpur railway station, which is located in Uttar Pradesh, comes under the North Eastern Railway (NER) zone of the Railway Ministry. 

The plantation has been done on platform number 2 of the Gorakhpur railway station, said a North Eastern Railway official to media.

As many as 100 flowering pots with the support structures were made and installed on the hydrant pipe of platform number 2 at the station. For this initiative, the NER zone used local resources of the Gorakhpur coaching depot.

As per reports, the flowering pots were made locally with minimum expenditure. The hydrant pipes which have been installed on the platform are utilized to water the train coaches. The Gorakhpur station is also widely known for having the world’s largest railway platform. Gorakhpur also serves as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway zone.

However, this initiative is a part of the eco-friendly green measures which has been an important project of the Indian Railways network. The energy-efficient steps such as the installation of solar panels for generating solar power, LED lighting at stations, segregation of biodegradable and nonbiodegradable waste, plastic bottle crushing machines have been implemented across several stations on the network.

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