Beware when you block a Metro Rail, you may get 4 years in jail
Kochi: One need not even dream of blocking Metro trains as a form of protest just as they do for ordinary trains. If anyone tries to block a metro or prevent an employee from performing his duties, then not only penalty, they may have to undergo 4 years jail term too.
The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has brought out a list of dos and don’ts which may attract penalties and also a set of rules and regulations that have to be followed. This is as per the Metro rules.
Blocking trains also is a crime. Carrying offensive materials during journey may also attract 4 years. And possession of harmful items posing danger to the moving train, the passenger will have to compensate the loss.
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Here a few rules and regulations for a safe and comfortable journey
Offences and Fines
Drunkeness or nuisance to fellow passengers – Fine upto Rs 500 and or forfeiture of ticket
Carrying offensive material – Fine of Rs 500
Carrying dangerous material – Imprisonment upto 4 years and fine of Rs 5000
Demonstrations, sticking posters or unauthorised graffiti – Imprisonment of upto 6 months or fine upto Rs 1000 or both.
Unauthorised entry into trains – Jail of 3 months or Rs 250 fine
Obstructing metro operations – Rs 5000 fine or imprisonment upto 4 years
Damage to metro rail properties – imprisonment upto 10 years
Travelling without ticket – Imprisonment upto 1 month or Rs 50 fine