Railways Imposes Hefty Fines on Passengers for Littering


Railways Imposes Hefty Fines on Passengers for Littering

Indian Railways has launched a campaign at several stations to uphold cleanliness in both stations and trains.

 
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The Indian Railways has begun implementing heavy fines on passengers found littering in the trains or railway stations.

Indian Railways partners with multiple departments to ensure the effective functioning of rail services, the maintenance of stations, and the efficient management of operations. Given that these departments are responsible for overseeing station operations, it is our obligation as passengers to travel responsibly and comply with regulations.

When on a train journey, we witness many passengers throwing away food packaging, both on the train and at stations. On both local and express trains, it's common to see passengers leaving empty bottles, plastic bags, and used food containers scattered on the train floor, indicating a lack of concern for cleanliness. Moreover, passengers are urged to ensure they have valid tickets or authorization and refrain from carrying excess baggage without permission to avoid penalties and substantial fines.

In light of the rising frequency of these incidents and people's non-compliance with essential guidelines, Indian Railways has implemented a significant measure to reduce these occurrences. The Indian Railways has launched a campaign at several stations to uphold cleanliness in both stations and trains. The campaign is currently underway at multiple stations within the Agra Division.

Following the consumption of chips and biscuits, a passenger discarded the packaging. Subsequently, an investigative team arrived and fined the passenger an amount equivalent to ten times the price of each item, which was Rs 10 per item. In the course of the inspection, authorities collected a total of Rs 2,43,750 in fines, with Rs 1,23,075 coming from 304 passengers. Within this group, 22 individuals were fined Rs 2,400 each for littering and causing disorder. A significant amount of Rs 1,02,945 was levied as a fine from 243 passengers for traveling without tickets. If rules and guidelines are followed, there would be no necessity for Indian Railways to levy fines.

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