In an attempt to make railway stations cleaner, railway authorities have started prosecuting passengers found littering its premises. Around 50,000 rail users caught littering have been prosecuted between January and October this years; an increase of 280 per cent during the same period last year.
A senior railway official said that people always criticised the Railways for dirty trains and station pr-emises. “The Railway alw-ays work hard to keep the station premises neat and clean, but failed to maintain the desired result due to high footfall. But after PM Narendra Modi launched the “Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan” last year, we are continuously working hard to make the stations cleaner,” he added.
According to a senior official of the Delhi division of northern railway, under which all the station of the capital fall, the division has adopted two prolonged strategies to improve the level of cleanliness at the railway stations. First is creating awareness among rail users and carrying an anti-littering drive. “From January to October this year, 50,000 rail users detected littering have been penalised.”