Hyderabad, Sept 8 (INN): The South Central Railway has penalized as many as 5,800 people for littering or spitting on railway premises during the month of August this year.
According to the SCR, those penalized includes 865 persons in Secunderabad Division, 411 persons in Hyderabad Division, 2088 persons in Vijayawada Division, 559 persons in Nanded Division and 1130 persons in Guntakal Division and 743 persons in Guntur Division. An amount of Rs. 11.70 lakh was realized from these persons towards penalty.
During the first five months of the current financial year, ie., April to August 2013, 32800 persons were detected for committing the offence of littering, spitting etc., on Railway premises and an amount of Rs. 66.00 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 etc. (INN)