Mumbai: The Mumbai Division of Railways and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has fined 4618 train passengers between February 1 and February 14 for not following mandatory health protocols amid the COVID-19 epidemic.
In a joint operation with the BMC, the Mumbai division of the railway has fined 2558 passengers for not wearing masks on the train, informed Western Railway Chief Public Relations Officers (CPRO).
CPRO further stated that a total fine of Rs 3,28,500 has been imposed.
Meanwhile, the Central Railway informed that 2060 passengers were fined for not wearing masks on the Mumbai suburban network and a total of Rs 1,21,600 was recovered from them.
This came on Tuesday after Maharashtra reported 3,663 new COVID-19 cases and recovery of 2,700.
Due to surge in coronaviruses in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday directed senior officials to take strict action against those or organizations who flout the COVID-19 guidelines.
“If the cases continue to rise and people ignore COVID norms and regulations, then BMC will not hesitate in taking a strong measure within the next 10 days,” said Suresh Kakani, Additional Municipal Commissioner, BMC.