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Campaign to keep the Salem Railway junction clean launched

Division Railway Manager Sujatha Jayaraj interacting with passengers about cleanliness at an awareness campaign held at Salem Railway Junction on Tuesday.—PHOTO: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN
Division Railway Manager Sujatha Jayaraj interacting with passengers about cleanliness at an awareness campaign held at Salem Railway Junction on Tuesday.—PHOTO: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

In a bid to sensitise the passengers on their role to keep the station premises clean, Salem Railway Division launched a cleanliness awareness campaign at Salem Railway Junction here on Tuesday.

Flagged off by Division Railway Manager Sujatha Jayaraj in the presence of City Municipal Corporation Commissioner M. Ashokan, students took out a rally and distributed pamphlets to passengers about the importance of keeping the premises clean for the benefit of all. The pamphlets cautioned passengers that persons indulging in littering the premises, cooking, bathing, spitting, urinating, defecating, washing utensils or clothes would be liable for punishment with a penalty of not more than Rs. 500 as per the new rule - Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness on railway premises) Rules, 2012.

Officials also said that pasting of posters or writing or drawing in compartment or in the premises would also attract penalty. Railway officials said that the message would be announced through public addressing system.

Additional Railway Manager V. Thavamani Pandian and Senior Divisional Commercial Manager D. Lakshmanan were present.

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