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Not wearing masks on railway premises now punishable under Railway Act, fine up to ₹ 500: Railways

The Hindu | 17/04/2021 04:55 PM | Click to read full article

Not wearing masks on railway premises and in trains can attract a fine of up to ₹ 500, with the national transporter now incorporating it as an offence under the Railway Act, according to an order issued on Saturday. This act is to prevent spitting and act of similar nature and to ensure the wearing of face masks or face cover by all people at railway premises (including trains)

The order also said that this would come into immediate effect for a period of six months till further instructions are issued in this regard.