Sambalpur Railway Station declared no plastic zone


Bhubaneswar: Sambalpur Railway Station in Odisha has been declared as no plastic zone from Wednesday.

This has become the second plastic-free railway station in the country after Tirupati Railway Station.

On this occasion, a pledge taking was organised at Sambalpur Railway Station on Wednesday.

Staff and officers of Sambalpur Railway Division led by Divisional Railway Manager Dr Jaideep Gupta along with station employees, senior citizens, school and college students, Bharat Scouts & Guides, NCC volunteers took a pledge not to use plastic/polythene of single-use inside the station premises.

They also took a pledge not to allow anybody for single-use of plastic/polythene at the station.

On this occasion, Dr Jaideep Gupta delivered an inspiring speech to all to stop the usage of “single-use plastic” like polythene bags, plastic cups and other plastic materials at Sambalpur Railway Station, Railway Offices and establishments. 

delivered an inspiring speech to all to stop the usage of “single-use plastic” like polythene bags, plastic cups and other plastic materials at Sambalpur Railway Station, Railway Offices and establishments. 

He also highlighted the adverse impact of plastics on the environment.

A rally was also organized to aware the passengers, rail users and common public not to use plastic at Sambalpur Station.