05 March, 2015

Anti-Littering Checks by SCR Yield Rs. 1 Crore as Penalty During April 2014 to February, 2015

South Central Railway intensified the drive towards maintaining cleanliness o­n railway premises by undertaking intensified checks against littering and spitting etc., o­n railway premises and trains in tune with the Swachh Bharat Mission launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.Station Managers, Ticket Collectors and other authorized railway officials are carrying out these checks in railway premises and trains with a view to  provide a clean and pleasant rail journey to the passengers.

During the ten months period from April, 2014 to February 2015, of the current financial year, 50348 persons were detected and penalized for violating cleanliness rules in all the six Divisions of SCR. An amount of Rs. o­ne Crore and Seventy Thousand was realized from these offenders towards penalty.                                                                                          

During the month of February 2015 itself, 3750 persons were apprehended for violating the provisions of Indian Railways (Penalties for Activities Affecting Cleanliness at Railway Premises) Rules-2012. This includes 1894 persons in Vijayawada Division, 1029 persons in Secunderabad Division, , 603 persons in Guntakal Division, 151 persons in Guntur Division, 57 persons in Nanded Division and 16 persons in Hyderabad Division who were detected and penalized for violating the rules pertaining to maintainance of cleanliness at Railway premises. An amount of Rs. 7.50 Lakh was realized from these offenders towards penalty.