Sambalpur Railway Station Declared No Plastic Zone

Bhubaneswar: Sambalpur Railway Station in Odisha was declared as No Plastic Zone from Wednesday, an official said.

Sambalpur has become the second plastic free railway station in the country after Tirupati Railway Station, East Coast Railway (ECoR) said in a statement.

Officers of Sambalpur Railway Division led by Divisional Railway Manager Jaideep Gupta along with station employees, senior citizens, students and others, took pledge not to use plastic or polythene of single-use inside the station premises.

They also pledged not allow anybody for single-use plastic/polythene at the station, it said.

A large number of officers, NCC cadets, Scouts & Guides, school children, NGOs, passengers, vendors, licence porters, safaiwalas and other senior citizens were present in the function. Each group pledged not to use and not to allow the use of single-use plastic.

Speaking on the occasion, Jaideep Gupta highlighted the adverse impact of plastics on the environment and urged all to stop usage of “single-use plastic” like polythene bags, and plastic cups at Sambalpur station, railway offices and establishments.