• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

N.F.Railway declared 75 major stations including Guwahati, Kamakhya as free from illegal hawkers and vendors

N. F. Railway in its endeavour to free its station premises from illegal activities regularly conducts drives against illegal/unauthorized hawkers/vendors, smokers and litterers.

During the last two months series of drives were conducted over the five divisions of N. F. Railway, thereby collected an amount of Rs. 10.54 lakhs as fine. 4661 persons were prosecuted in this connection under relevant sections of The Railways Act, 1989, a press release issued by Chief Public Relations Officer of NFR.

During the month of April & May, 2023 over the five divisions of N. F. Railway, Rs. 3.20 lakhs were collected as fine from illegal/unauthorized hawkers/vendors and 1077 persons were prosecuted. Apart from this, Rs. 1.74 lakhs & Rs. 5.59 lakhs were collected as fine from persons smoking and littering respectively at station premises. In this connection 926 smokers and 2658 persons littering were prosecuted.

Total 75 major railway stations have been declared free of illegal hawking. 14 stations including Katihar, Siliguri, New Jalpaiguri under Katihar division, 14 stations including Guwahati, Kamakhya, Lumding under Lumding division, 18 stations including Kokrajhar, New Coochbehar, New Alipurduar under Alipurduar division, 13 stations including Dibrugarh, New Tinsukia, Mariani under Tinsukia division and 16 stations including Rangiya, Goalpara Town, New Bongaigaon under Rangiya division are freed from illegal/unauthorized hawkers/vendors and these efforts will be sustained by RPF to keep the major railway stations free and to ensure better quality food to the passengers besides improving the public sanitation at the railway stations tremendously as a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan the press release added.

Illegal hawking, smoking, littering in trains and station premises are prohibited under section 144 (A), under section 167 and under section 145 of The Railways Act, 1989 respectively.

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