East Coast Railways Bans Single-Use Plastic

The East Coast Railways (ECoR) has announced a ban on single-use plastic in its premises from October 2. The ban will be applicable across trains, stations, residential areas and all other establishments. This news comes soon after the Centre imposed a nation-wide ban on single-use plastic.

ECoR General Manager Vidya Bhushan has instructed all employees to eliminate single-use plastic in their daily lives and create awareness about its harmful effects on the environment.

This is not the first time that the railway zone has adopted an environment-friendly initiative. It has recently installed 16 plastic bottle crushing machines across railway stations, a drive which continues to expand and is expected to cover more stations soon.

In other news related to transportation, a new bus bay has been created at Satsang Vihar Chhak in Bhubaneswar, in an aim to reduce traffic congestion at Jaydev Vihar, Acharya Vihar and Vani Vihar square.

“Buses heading towards Cuttack will ply on the flyover from NH near Hotel Crown. The vehicles will descend and reach the service road near Satsang Vihar Chhak to allow passengers embark the buses. For this, we have created a bus bay,” said Amaresh Panda, Traffic ACP, Bhubaneswar.

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