The Mysore Division of South Western Railway will launch a cleanliness drive from Wednesday and elicit public support in keeping trains and railway premises clean.

The campaign will involve members of Bharath Scouts and Guides and the ticket-checking staff.

It would be launched at the Mysore Railway station at 10.30 a.m.

Pamphlets containing the gist of the Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at railway premises) Rules, 2012, will be distributed to passengers on the station premises.

The campaign will be simultaneously launched at all important stations in the Mysore Division, including Davangere, Shimoga town, Hassan, Arsikere, Bhadravati, Ranibennur, and Haveri among others.

The railway authorities pointed out that the Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at railway premises) Rules, 2012 have been notified by the Government of India and had come into effect from November 26, 2012.

Under the provision of these rules, any passenger found throwing or depositing litter on the railway premises or the carriage except in the authorised places cooking, bathing ,spitting, urinating, defecating, feeding animals or birds, repairing or washing vehicles, washing of utensils or clothes etc. is liable to be penalised.

Rules

The rules also forbid the public from pasting or putting up any poster or from writing, drawing any matter either in the compartments or the coaches or on the railway premises as it would amount to defacing railway property, and shall be punished with a fine not exceeding Rs. 500. Further, consumption of alcohol inside carriages or on railway premises or being in a state of intoxication and causing nuisance or viewing objectionable material on laptops or mobile phones are also punishable as per railway rules with imprisonment of up to six months and a fine of Rs. 500, the release said here on Tuesday.

It will be launched at all important stations in the Mysore Division of South Western Railway

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