India

Pay Rs 500 Penalty For Not Wearing Face Mask At Railway Stations, In Trains

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OB Bureau

New Delhi: The Indian Railways will impose a fine of Rs 500 on anyone without a mask at railway stations and inside trains.

The Railways said that a penalty will also be charged for spitting on the premises or any act of a similar nature to discourage unhygienic practices endangering public health, said a circular

Besides facemask, other COVID-19 protocols include maintaining social distancing, temperature screening at the entry and exit of stations and encouraging passengers to constantly sanitise their hands, News18 reported.

Other measures

  • Security has been beefed up at stations and in trains. RPF /GRP personnel have been deployed to streamline the inflow of passengers and for crowd management.
  • Ticket checking has also been intensified to curb unauthorised passengers and to ensure that only bonafide passengers with confirmed reservations are allowed to board the train.
  • All entry and Exit Points of stations are properly manned by the checking staff along with RPF/ GRP personnel.
  • Regular announcements and extensive awareness campaigns are being made on social media platforms and digital screens at stations regarding the following of COVID appropriate behaviour by all passengers.
  • Sanitisation is being intensified at all common touch areas, offices, lifts, etc.

At present, 1,490 special trains operate on an average every day, apart from the 5,387 suburban services. Besides, 28 special trains are being operated as clones of highly patronised trains,P and 947 passenger services are being operated, the report added.

 

OB Bureau

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