129 people fined for urinating publicly in Agra

A man urinating in the open. Photo:Meeta Ahlawat   | Photo Credit: Meeta Ahlawat

In a first under the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, 129 people have been fined in the last three days, for allegedly urinating in public in the city of Taj.

The Government Railway Police (GRP) officers caught 129 people for publicly urinating and slapped them with fines ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 500, officials said.

GRP officers targeted regions like Agra Cantt railway station, Agra Fort, Raja ki Mandi, Mathura, Idgah, Tundla and 12 other stations in the division.

“The campaign will continue as part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’,” Gopesh Nath Khanna, SP railways, said.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) fined 31 people in June for dirtying or spitting on railway platforms at the Agra Cantt railway station, he added.

The DRM office in Agra had been busy sprucing up railway stations and rounding up people for defecating and dirtying platforms for the past one month, he said.

Seeking to provide >legal backing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet initiative, the government is drafting a law under which municipalities can punish those found spitting, urinating and throwing garbage in public places. PTI COR ISH 06281142

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