Nagpur Division has decided to take more stringent action against persons for not wearing masks in Railway premises including in trains to contain the spread of the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic. This is in accordance with guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and family Welfare and Ministry of Home affairs from time to time.
In view of the COVID-19 situation, controlling spitting and act of similar nature due to any person not wearing mask and entering Railway premises (including trains), is important to avoid creation of unclean/ unhygienic conditions which may cause danger to life/public health.
To prevent spitting and act of similar nature and thus to ensure wearing of face mask/face cover by all persons at railway premises including trains, fines (upto Rs 500) shall be imposed under Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at Railway Premises) Rules 2012 by railway officials authorised for this purpose, from the persons not wearing mask/face cover in Railway premises (including trains).
Nagpur Division has imposed a fine of Rs. 62750/- from 267 cases from 18.04.2021 to 25.04.2021. Nagpur Division Central Railway also appeals to passengers to wear mask properly, wash hands regularly with soap/water, use sanitizer and maintain social distance to prevent the spread of Covid-19.