India hopes to boost tourism by improving the cleanliness of its trains and stations.

A new campaign has been launched to drive more visitors to India by improving the efficiency and cleanliness of the country’s famous railways.

Through the Clean India campaign, tourism and transport officials are hoping to work together to promote the country as an attractive locale to foreigners.

Among the steps being taken are the introduction of green toilets, cleaner train stations, on-board service schemes and washable aprons on the platforms.

According to the Economic Times, Subodh Kant Sahai, of India’s minister of tourism, explained that public transport has an important role to play in attracting visitors to the country.

“Railway is a major driver for development of tourism and the campaign will help in effectively branding India as a major tourist destination,” he said.

In a memorandum of understanding, the government recognised the significance of cleanliness and hygiene in public spaces, which it intends to improve further through this campaign.

Written by Erin Marshall

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