Omicron Scare: Central Railway Intensifies Drive Against Passengers Not Wearing Masks

On December 26, Central Railway fined 190 persons for not wearing masks.

Omicron Scare: Central Railway Intensifies Drive Against Passengers Not Wearing Masks
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Central Railways has intensified the drive against persons not wearing face masks in trains and platforms in accordance with Government guidelines. On December 26, 190 persons were apprehended for not wearing masks at Central Railway stations and fines worth INR 35,150 were realised from them.

In December 2021 (up to December 26), an aggregate of 1,710 persons have been found not wearing masks and INR.2.6 lakh fine was realised.

During the period April 17 to November 30, special teams of ticket checking personnel detected and penalized a total of 26,725 cases of passengers not wearing masks/face covers as per COVID-19 guidelines. These were detected and an amount of INR 43.97 lakhs was realized as a fine. The breakup of fines realised can be understood as below:

  • Mumbai Division – 2,628 cases and INR 5.13 lakh fine realised
  • Bhusaval Division – 12,808 cases and INR 15.02 lakh fine realised
  • Nagpur Division – 6,591 cases and IN R13.18 lakh fine realised
  • Solapur Division – 2,118 cases and INR 4.56 lakh fine realised
  • Pune Division – 2,580 cases and INR 6.09 lakh fine realised

Nonetheless, while performing their duties, the conduct of the Ticket Checking Staff of Central Railway has led to a reduction in complaints.

The Central Railway has appealed to the passengers to travel with proper and valid railway tickets & follow all norms mandated for coronavirus.

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