CR’s chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said, “A considerable portion of this work has already been done as part of the shadow works during dismantling work of Carnac Road Over Bridge on November 19-20.
“During the dismantling work, more than 12,000 saplings were planted between CSMT and Byculla on main line and Sandhurst Road and Wadala on harbour line by Central Railway workers aided by team of NSS volunteers from Thakur College and Khalsa College,” he said.
Planting of 4,000 more saplings at various places including ghat sections, 17,000 saplings in and around Igatpuri, 17,000 more saplings in and around Lonavala will be done in the remaining period.
This concept is part of the Green Initiative by the Environment and Housekeeping Management wing of Central Railway.
Mumbai Division has come up with a unique concept of combining floriculture and beautification of railway tracks with routine maintenance work carried out during the mega block every week.
This concept involves cleaning of tracks, removal of vegetation, dry grass and muck along the railway tracks, renewal of soil and manure, planting of new saplings and trimming, pruning and watering the existing flora.
These works will be carried out simultaneously with maintenance work done during the mega block.