He also appreciated NGOs and student groups who came forward to beautify the stations. Looking at the total score, Aluva is the cleanest station in the state.
Prabhu said: "Railways have accomplished a significant improvement in cleanliness at stations since previous year".
However, in some welcome news, Bandra station on the Western Railway (WR) has moved up from an overall rank of 292 last year to 31 and it stands at the 15th spot in the A1 category, which, again, shows progress from it's 60th spot in the same segment last year. The next in the list were Secunderabad, Jammu, Ahmedanagar and Anand Vihar railway stations. Quality Control of India attached to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion conducted the survey in 407 railways stations (including 75 AI category and 332 A category stations).
According to a railways release, "The stations were ranked according to their cleanliness in parking, main entry area, main platform and waiting rooms". The survey is done by the railways to keep a tab on rail premises.
The survey pegged Bandra Terminus as the city's cleanest station and Dadar the dirtiest.
The survey report was released by railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday.
Interestingly, Jaipur's railway station made it to the top 10 in the A-1 category of stations and was ranked 8th on the list.
The railway station in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was ranked at 14th position. Separate rankings were given for A1 and A category stations, the minister said. He added that CST station has been the bone of contention among many railway activists as well.
In the citizens feedback which was taken from 300 passengers, the railway station received 271.7 marks.
The stations which contribute more than Rs 50 crore a year in passenger revenue are considered to be A-1 stations. The stations that bring an annual revenue of Rs 50 crore are put into the "A1" category and the stations which contribute between Rs 6 crore and Rs 50 crore it is put into the "A" category.