15 vendors fined for poor sanitation at Ludhiana railway station

  • Amarpal Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 28, 2016 14:23 IST
Railway staff during an inspection at the pantry of Malwa Express at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT )

Total 15 vendors were challaned for working in unhygienic condition at the city railway station on Friday. The city railway station staff collected over Rs 5,000 fine for several violations, including no display of rate list and poor sanitation.

The unauthorised vendors were warned to lift their stalls from the platform, failing which a strict action will be taken against them, said an official.

Railways district transport manager SP Bhatia said it is mandatory for the vendors to display the rate list of the items they are selling. “The unauthorised vendors can’t be allowed to operate. Apart from issuing fine, a strict warning has been given to all these violators. If they fail to follow the norms, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) may take a strict action against them, as unauthorised vending is a crime.” Bhatia, along with several railway officials, conducted the inspection to mark the railways’ ‘Satkaar Diwas’. “During the inspection, eatables were thoroughly checked at the refreshment house, Platform Number 1. The medical licences of two officials were found expired; they were issued warning to get them renewed,” said another railway official.

Along this, the officials also found poor sanitation at the pantry of Malwa Superfast Express. Several items were also seized from the unauthorised stalls.


Rs 250 fine: Vendors with no medical license

Rs 100-Rs 500: Those having licence but not maintaining hygiene, or not disclosing pricelist

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