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Guwahati Railway Station first to get green ISO certification

Date: 05 April 2019 Tags: Organizations

Guwahati Railway Station became first railway station of Indian Railways to get green ISO certification- ISO 14001:2015 for providing passenger amenities in a clean and green environment. It achieved this feat by successfully implementing environment management systems based on the direction of National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Key Facts

  • Guwahati Railway Station has obtained certification for providing passenger amenities in clean and green environment throughout entire Railway station premises.
  • It also provides High Class Reserve (VIP) Lounge, waiting rooms, AC and Non-AC Retiring Rooms, Refreshing Area, Food Courts and Sanitation at the station.
  • The certification will be reviewed in 2020, which mandates stricter environment norms regarding waste disposal among others to be adhered to Railway Station.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

  • ISO stands for “International Organization for Standardization”. It promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards
  • It is international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.
  • It was founded on 23 February 1947. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and works in 164 countries.
  • It is responsible for establishing standard in different area of activities. There are many types of ISO certification.
  • ISO-14001 is for Environment Management System as per international norms and was upgraded last in 2015.