NASHIK: The Central Railway (CR) administration has collected a fine of Rs 3,54,150 from 2928 passengers in 15 days. It is taking various measures to contain the spread of the Covid19 pandemic. One of the specific guidelines is to wear face masks. Central Railways had already clarified that, fine up to Rs 500 will be imposed on persons for not wearing a face mask or covering their face in Railway premises.
Accordingly, Rs 3,5 lakh were recovered from about 2,928 passengers for violating Covid-19 norms and not wearing masks. The fine is collected from May 17, 2021 to June 2, 2021. In view of the COVID-19 situation, controlling spitting and act of similar nature due to any person not wearing a mask and entering Railway premises including trains is important to avoid the creation of unclean, unhygienic conditions which may cause danger to life and public health.
To prevent spitting and act of similar nature and thus to ensure the wearing of face mask or face cover by all persons at railway premises including trains, fines up to Rs 500 will be imposed under Indian Railways, Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at Railway premises. Central Railway has appealed to passengers to wear a mask properly, wash hands regularly with soap and water, use sanitiser and maintain social distance to prevent the spread of Covid-19.