Railways to impose fine for not wearing mask at Railway stations and in trains
Railways is taking various measures to contain the spread of the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic. one of the specific guideline is to wear face masks/covers.
Fine upto Rs 500 shall be imposed on persons for not wearing a face mask/cover in Railway premises.
In view of the COVID-19 situation, controlling spitting and act of similar nature due to any person not wearing mask and entering Railway premises (including trains), is important to avoid creation of unclean/ unhygienic conditions which may cause danger to life/public health.
To prevent spitting and act of similar nature and thus to ensure wearing of face mask/face cover by all persons at railway premises including trains, fines (upto Rs 500) shall be imposed under Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at Railway Premises) Rules by railway officials authorised for this purpose, from the persons not wearing mask/face cover in Railway premises (including trains).
Central Railway also appeals to passengers to wear mask properly, wash hands regularly with soap/water, use sanitizer and maintain social distance to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Date: April 17, 2021
PR No. 2021/04/53
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrpati Shivaji Mhaharaj Terminus, Mumbai