Sitting on the metro train floor: Over 22,000 fined this year

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NEW DELHI:  22,699 Delhi metro users were fined for sitting on the floor of trains till the month of August this year.

 

Another 3,933 people were fined for causing nuisance, 2,871 were caught trying to walk away from station premises without depositing tokens, unlawfully entering coaches reserved for women and spitting inside stations and trains, as per the data revealed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Between January and August this year, 2,278 male commuters were caught travelling in women’s coaches and 604 were caught for spitting.  In 2014, only four people were fined for sitting on the trains’ floor, it increased to 108 in 2015, reached 1,521 in 2016 and 10,155 in 2017.

Between the month of January and August this year, the DMRC has collected an amount of  24.13 lakh in fines from metro commuters, the DMRC report stated.

As per the rules and regulations of the Delhi Metro, Rs 200 is fined from those who are caught sitting on the train floor and Rs 150 is fined for spitting on Metro premises.

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