Mumbai: Western Railway assembles team to tackle littering on railway premises

  • | Tuesday | 8th October, 2019

On Monday, the Western Railway (WR) set up joint inspection teams that will visit various locations between Churchgate-Dahanu section where there are slums and garbage are dumped on rail lines. This team have been asked to tackle the menace of littering and open defecation along the railway lines and on their premises. Our joint teams shall be not only counselling the slum dwellers staying next to rail lines on our premises but shall also be prosecuted and fined under relevant sections". At many locations on the WR – Mahim, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Ram Mandir, Kandivali, Dahisar etc, the garbage and muck have been dumped on railway premises by the encroachments occupying railway land. At Mahim itself, the WR is unable to utilize four rail lines that were meant to stable trains at night due to encroachments.

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