New Delhi: The Indian railways has collected huge amount of Rs 41, 800 as a fine from those people for throwing waste on railway tracks in Delhi area alone after the National Green Tribunal asked the national public transporter to act against such people strictly.
The National Green Tribunal had directed the Indian railways to strictly impose fine on those throwing waste on rail tracks and act against them effectively.
Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply while acting on the directions of NST, the railways served 1,099 legal notices for levying compensations on offenders in Delhi area under “polluter pays principle” and an amount of Rs 41,800 have been realised from them.
According to minister, regular drives are conducted to improve cleanliness at railway premises, including stations and tracks.
He added, while weekly special intensive cleaning drives at stations are being undertaken by zonal railways, periodical campaigns are carried out at all important stations to create awareness among passengers about cleanliness.