A look at India’s first ‘Plastic-Free’ Railway Station

India’s first plastic-free railway station was inaugurated in Tirupati on January 21, 2023. The station has been completely rid of single-use plastic items.

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The project was undertaken by the Southern Railway in collaboration with the Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA). As part of the project, all single-use plastic items, such as plastic bags, bottles, and straws, have been banned from the station.

The station has also been equipped with recycling bins and water coolers that dispense water in reusable bottles. In addition, the station has installed signage that encourages passengers to avoid using single-use plastic items.

Image of India's first plastic-free railway station in Tirupati

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The Tirupati Railway Station is a major milestone in India’s efforts to reduce plastic pollution. The project is a model for other railway stations across the country, and it is hoped that it will inspire other organizations to take steps to reduce their plastic footprint.

The project has been welcomed by environmental groups and passengers alike. Environmental groups have praised the project for its positive impact on the environment, while passengers have welcomed the ban on single-use plastic items, which they say makes the station cleaner and more environmentally friendly.

The Tirupati Railway Station is a significant step forward in India’s fight against plastic pollution. The project shows that it is possible to create a plastic-free environment, and it is hoped that it will inspire other organizations to take steps to reduce their plastic footprint.

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