Mumbai, Jan 28 (PTI) In a unique initiative, the Western Railway (WR) has launched a ‘muck special’ train on its Mumbai suburban section to transport garbage collected from the railway tracks, an official said Monday.Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Records 42 COVID-19 Cases, Active Count Stands At 298

The WR has modified a 25-year-old four-coach EMU rake for the purpose. Also Read - LIVE Liverpool vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Final 2022: Los Blancos Eye 14th European Title

“Living with ‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat’ motto, a 25 year old four-coach EMU rake has been modified as a ‘Muck Special Train’ at Mahalaxmi workshop,” WR spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar said Monday. Also Read - IPL Final: I Would Score 1600 Runs, Rajasthan Royals Share Hilarious Video of Yuzvendra Chahal

The rake includes two driving trailer coaches and as many motor coaches.

“It has been modified in-house by removing seats, partitions, etc. The rake has been aesthetically painted with cleanliness slogans and images to convey the message of ‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’,” he said.

The garbage dumped along the tracks not only defaces the railways but also clogs the drainage lines, which ultimately leads to water-logging on tracks during monsoon.

“The rake will also save the time of the cleaning teams as there will be no need to reverse the locomotive on either end, as the muck special train could be easily operated in any direction through motor coaches on both ends to change the direction,” Bhakar added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.