To contain the spread of the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic Indian Railways has been taking various measures to contain the spread. One of the specific guidelines is to wear face masks/covers.
Indian Railways on Saturday announced that anyone found not wearing face masks at railway premises, including trains, will be fined Rs 500. The order has been issued in light of the rising COVID-19 cases in the country. The measure will be implemented for six months till further notice.
The Indian Railways order reads, â€œto prevent spitting and act of similar nature and this to ensure wearing of face masks/face cover by all persons at railway premises (including trains), fines (up to Rs 500) under Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at Railway Premises) Rules, 2012 shall be imposed by railway officials authorised for this purpose, from persons not wearing face mask/ cover in Railway premises (including trains)â€.
Railways may take action with immediate effect for a period of six (6) months till further instructions issued in this regard.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, India reported 2,34,692 fresh cases the highest single-day spike in daily fresh COVID-19 cases and 1,341 deaths. This is the third consecutive day of over 2 lakh cases in the country. The overall COVID-19 cases in the country have shot up to 1,45,26,609, and death toll has reached 1,75,649.