Wearing a Face cover/Mask is compulsory in Railway Premises

Wearing a Face cover/Mask is compulsory in Railway Premises 

 

 

PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA



Wearing a Face cover/Mask is compulsory in Railway Premises (including trains)
Fines (upto Rs. 500) under Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness
at Railway Premises) Rules 2012 shall be imposed by railway officials authorized for the
purpose from persons not wearing face mask/cover in Railway premises (including
trains)


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મુખ્યમંત્રી વિજયભાઈ રૂપાણી રાજ્યને સંબોધન લાઈવ અહીં જુઓ



Indian Railways takes various measures to contain the spread of the resurgence of
Covid-19 pandemic.
New Delhi, 17th April, 2021
Indian Railways is taking various measures to contain the spread of the resurgence of Covid-
19 pandemic, in accordance with the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family

 


Welfare and Ministry of Home Affairs from time to time. One of the specific guideline is to
wear face mask/cover in order to contain the spread of the pandemic.
The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for movement of trains as brought out by IR on
11.05.2020 in para 2.3 (ix) says that "it should be advised to all passengers that they shall be
wearing face cover/mask at entry and during travel".
In this connection, attention is invited to Commercial Circular no. 76 of  dated 14.04.2021

 

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મુખ્યમંત્રી વિજયભાઈ રૂપાણી રાજ્યને સંબોધન લાઈવ અહીં જુઓ


regarding enforcement of Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at
railway premises) Rules 2012 vide Gazette Notification No. GSR 846 (E) dt. 26.11.2012 Vide
para 3 (1) (b) of the said Gazette Notification. It has interalia been enlisted under Prohibition
of activities affecting cleanliness and hygiene in the railway persons that no Person shall spit
in any railway premises except in such facilities or conveniences specifically provided for any
of these purposes.

 


In view of the Covid-19 situation, controlling spitting and act of similar nature due to any
person not wearing mask and entering Railway premises (including trains) is important to avoid
creation of unclean/unhygienic conditions which may cause danger to life/public health.

 


Accordingly, to prevent spitting and act of similar nature and thus to ensure wearing of face
masks/face cover by all persons at railway premises (including trains), fines (upto Rs. 500)
under Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at Railway Premises) Rules
2012 shall be imposed by railway officials authorized for the purpose from persons not wearing
face mask/cover in Railway premises (including trains).
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