Given the increasing worries about transmission due to the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Central Railway’s Nagpur Division stepped-up vigil and cracked down on people notadheringtoCOVID-19appropriate behaviour. Across the division, railways pulled-up people for not wearing masks while moving about on platforms. Special checks were conducted and about 116 cases were done in which an amount of Rs 23,200 was collected as a penalty.
Although it is mandatory to wear masks, some travellers are taking the threat of COVID-19 lightly. Hence to ensure that passengers follow all the protocols, Railways from time to time conduct surprise checks to enforce the norms.
At Nagpur Station, 54 cases without masks and Rs 10,800 were collected as penalty whereas in Betul three cases were done and a fine of 600 was collected. Then at Amla Station, 14 cases led to the recovery of Rs 2,800 from violators, and at Sewagram Station four cases without masks and a fine of Rs. 800 was imposed.
At Wardha Station 30 cases were done and Rs. 6000 collected as penalty and then at Chandrapur Station two cases of
without masks was done and Rs. 400 collected as a penalty. Also at Balharshah Station, seven cases were done and a fine of Rs. 1400 was imposed. At Ajni Station two travellers were found without masks and Rs. 400 fine was collected as penalty