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News Entry# 441508
Feb 28 (22:12) Western and Central Railway collect Rs 14 lakh fine from 7,819 commuters for not wearing masks in February (m.timesofindia.com)
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MUMBAI: In a major drive to catch commuters travelling in trains without masks, both Central and

fined close to 8,000 commuters in February flouting Covid rules. A total of Rs 14 lakh was collected from them, officials said.

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chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said that 4,000 cases were registered from February 1 to February 28 where Rs 8 lakh was collected as fine.

Western Railway chief spokesperson Sumit Thakur said that in February, the officials booked 3,819 people for not wearing masks while travelling in trains or in station premises.

"We recovered close to Rs 6 lakh in fines," he said.



Statistics shared by Western Railway showed that on February 1, the checking squad booked 201 commuters and recovered Rs 36,300 as fines from them. The number of cases peaked to 387 on February 25 in which Rs 65,900 was recovered as fine.

The cases then shot up to 430 in which the railway officials collected Rs 75,200 as fine in a single day.

"We appeal to the commuters to wear masks while travelling, maintain social distancing and travel only when required," added Sutar.
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