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NGT announces Rs 5,000 fine for littering on railway property


New Delhi: Cracking the whip on those littering on railway platforms and tracks, the National Green Tribunal today announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted littering or throwing waste on the platforms and tracks.

A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, passed a slew of directions to Railways and other authorities for maintaining cleanliness on railway tracks.

The Tribunal directed the Railways and the municipal corporations to place dustbins after identifying exact locations for collection of garbage in 46 slum clusters here adjoining railway tracks.

With regard to collection and disposal of municipal solid wastes, it also directed the Railways to collect, transport and treat the waste at the treatment plants instead of directly releasing the garbage into sewer system.

The green bench also asked the concerned authorities to install mobile toilets near slum clusters in order to control pollution caused by plastic products and human defecation around railway tracks.

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