Indian Railways to penalise passengers now; 6 months jail term and more punishment
New Delhi: The Railways has said that it would initiate stringent action against those passengers violating rules which may subject to a penalty of imprisonment up to six months or fine up to Rs 1000 or both.
In a tweet posted by the Western Railways, it was mentioned that under Section 147 of Railways Act, trespassing across the railway tracks is a punishable offence with a penalty of imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs 1000 or both.
The Railways further stated that commuters should not cross the tracks as it may lead to a lifelong injury or may even cost them their life.
Commuters should not cross the tracks as it may lead to a lifelong injury or may even cost your life. Trespassing across Rly tracks is a punishable offence under Sec 147 of Railways Act, with a penalty of imprisonment upto 6 months or fine upto ₹1000 or both. #TicketToSuraksha pic.twitter.com/FIPTbQ0SCi
— Western Railway (@WesternRly) October 12, 2018
The Central Railways had also recently shared a message from Bollywood actor Anupam Kher in which he has appealed every one to not put his/her life at stake by trespassing or crossing rail tracks. Anupam further advocated the use of foot over bridges for safety.
Here’s a short video shared by the Central Railways: