Northern Railway to impose fine of Rs. 500 for not wearing mask at railway premises/ trains

The Indian Railways is taking measures to contain the spread of the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic in accordance with the laid down guidelines.

New Delhi;  The Northern Railway will impose fine of  Rs. 500  for not wearing mask at  the railway premises.

The Indian Railways is taking various measures to contain the spread of the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic, in accordance with the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Home Affairs from time to time, according to the Northern.

One of the specific guidelines is to wear masks in order to contain the spread of the pandemic. In view of the COVID-19 situation, controlling spitting and discouraging those who entre  the railway premises without wearing a mask is important to avoid creation of unclean/unhygienic conditions which may cause danger to life/public health.

It is notified for the information of the general public that to prevent spitting and act of similar nature and thus to ensure wearing of face masks/ face cover by all persons at railway premises (including trains), fines (upto `Rs 500) under Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at Railway Premises) Rules, 2012 shall be imposed by railway officials authorized for this purpose, from persons not wearing face mask/cover in railway premises (including trains).


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