Train traveller? Railways can slap up to Rs 5000 penalty on you if you did this

PTI | Feb 10, 2020, 12:05 PM IST

Littering Railways properties will attract hefty fines from today as the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has revised penalties, as part of its measures to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. According to an ECoR oficial, commuters will have to cough up more for strewing trash on railway station premises, defacing property, spitting, sticking unauthorized bills and open defecation.

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Apart from Passengers, Vendors Too Will Be Impacted

Apart from Passengers, Vendors Too Will Be Impacted

Penalty will also be imposed on vendors who do not take necessary initiatives - separate dustbins for dry and wet waste and use of permissible plastic bags, the official said. (Photo: Reuters)

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Railways Penalty

Railways Penalty

The fine will be in the range of Rs 100 to Rs 5,000, depending on the nature of the offence, he said. For almost every category of offence, the fines have been hiked by at least Rs 100. (Photo: PTI)

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Swachh Bharat Mission

Swachh Bharat Mission

The move was being taken in line with the Centre's 'Swachh Bharat Mission' and a National Green Tribunal order, which had asked the railways to put in place a mechanism with provisions of fixing accountability of individuals in respect to waste disposal and littering, the official said. (Photo: IANS)

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Who Has Been Authorised

Who Has Been Authorised


Along with RPF officers, station masters, ticket collectors and railway officials have been authorized to detect and penalise offenders across all three ECoR divisions -- Khurda Road, Sambalpur and Waltair. (Photo: Pixabay)
 

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Uniform Penalties

Uniform Penalties

The official also said that ECoR, earlier, had different penalties for its stations, but now uniformity would be maintained across the three divisions. "For the first time, there will be uniformity in fines imposed on offenders across all stations of ECoR . The revised rates will come into effect from Monday," he added. (Photo: PTI)

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Dehradun Railway Station reopens after 3 months

Dehradun Railway Station reopens after 3 months

The Dehradun railway station reopened after a gap of nearly three months on Saturday. It was shut since November 10 last year for renovation and expansion work. "Most of the trains began to operate from the Dehradun railway station on Saturday except a few which are currently cancelled due to fog," Station Manager SD Dobhal said. The trains that have begun to operate include the Dehradun Shatabdi, Nanda Devi, Rapti-Ganga, Doon Naini Express and Mussoorie Express. The Public, Upasana and Ujjaini Express trains are currently cancelled due to fog. (Photo: Reuters)