If you are a regular metro goer, you may have definitely come across a few typical travelers, who for no obvious reason, enjoy creating a disturbing atmosphere in the metro. There might be the annoying uncle fighting with the on-duty officer at the security check or the ever irritating aunties who can't keep her tone low while arguing about taking hold of the seat. Whatever might happen, these people won't step back until they’ve had their way, and it’s even worse that you can’t do anything about it to help the situation as there’s no law that stops such a chaos. But, now for God’s sake DMRC is aiming to keep it down by curbing these incidents, implementing a new set of rules that would penalise nuisance creators, causing them to pay fines of up to Rs 500.
Recently, DMRC announced a number of new instructions regarding traveling by metro via their official Twitter handle. These included a new set of rules and regulations that would allow the DMRC to levy penalties on commuters who causes disturbance to the decorum of the metro premises in different ways- obstructing duty-bound officials in their work, quarreling, gaining unlawful entry, misusing the alarm button, and disturbing the metro communication system amongst others. Any passenger who is found guilty of the above and violating these laws may have to pay fines ranging from Rs 150 to Rs 500, cause the forfeit of their ticket, and also removed from the coach.
This new set of rules would allow DMRC to preserve the decorum of the metro premises and enhance efficiency in the functioning of the stations. Also, the passengers who think that they’ve been unjustly penalized can address their complaints and grievances by writing to the DMRC along with the specifications of their journey. Indeed a great move!
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