Over 7,000 Penalised for Littering on Railway Premises
Hyderabad, August 16 (INN): With a view to ensure proper cleanliness in railway premises, the South Central Railway, during July 2013, detected/penalized 7,200 people for littering, spitting etc., on railway premises.
They include 1,393 persons in Secunderabad Division, 573 persons in Hyderabad Division, 2,393 persons in Vijayawada Division, 716 persons in Nanded Division and 1306 persons in Guntakal Division and 836 persons in Guntur Division. An amount of Rs. 14.61 lakh was realized from these persons towards penalty.
During the first four months of the current financial year, ie., April to July 2013, 27,000 persons were detected for committing the offence of littering, spitting etc., on Railway premises and an amount of Rs. 54.32 lakh was realized from them towards penalty.
The Indian Railways (Penalties for Activities Affecting Cleanliness at Railway Premises) Rules-2012 came into effect from November, 2012. The rules stipulate penalties up to Rs. 500 on any person / passenger found either littering or spitting or urinating or defecating or pasting posters or dumping garbage on railway premises such as stations, trains etc.