The South Western Railway (SWR) launched a cleanliness drive at the City Railway Station this morning. The drive was launched in the wake of a notification issued by the Railway Ministry on Nov. 26, 2012.

Under the provision of these rules, any passenger throwing/depositing of litter in Railway premises or the carriage except in authorised places, cooking, bathing, spitting, urinating, defecating, feeding animals/birds, repairing or washing vehicles, washing of utensils or clothes or any other objects or keep any type of storage in any Railway premises except in such facilities or conveniences specifically provided for any of these purposes; pasting or putting up any poster or write or draw anything or matter in any compartment or carriage of the Railway or any premises or thereof, without any lawful authority; and indulging in defacing Railway property shall be punished with a fine which shall not exceed Rs. 500.

Consumption of alcohol in carriages or in Railway premises or being in a state of intoxication and causing nuisance or viewing objectionable material on laptops/mobile phones are also punishable as per Railway rules with imprisonment of up to 6 months and a fine of Rs.500.

The drive was launched by SWR Sr. Divisional Commercial Manager Dr. Anup Dayanand Sadhu by distributing pamphlets containing these rules to Tippu Express passengers.

Later, briefing the media, Dr. Sadhu said the civil works of multi-purpose building was nearing completion and would be inaugurated in March. The building will have food courts and bookstalls. The proposed escalator and subway projects were being discussed at the Central Government level.

Speaking about the SWR helpline, he said the helpline was receiving good response from the public. Stating that around 8-10 complaints were being received every day mostly related to nuisance created at ladies compartment, he said that measures would be initiated to solve the problem.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore