East Coast Railway fines 2,040 people for spitting

Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (IANS) The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has fined 2,040 people for spitting and littering at railway premises in less than a month and collected Rs.128,570 in fines from them, an official said here Saturday.

The people faced action for their acts in different railway premises under the jurisdiction of ECoR. The railways have been imposing different amounts of fine on people to maintain cleanliness in its premises, including in different railway stations since the past few months.

Those spitting and littering at A1 category major railway stations like Bhubaneswar, Puri and Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pardesh) were fined Rs.100 each, while at smaller stations, the fines range from Rs.50 to Rs.30, an official of the Bhubaneswar-headquartered ECoR told IANS.

The railways may double the fines to completely stop spitting in their premises, he said.

Station managers, ticket collectors and Railway Protection Force personnel are keeping a vigil on the people, he said.