Indian Railways launches massive drive against smoking in trains



Indian Railways on Monday launched a massive drive against smoking in trains, including the transportation of flammable material through railways.

The drive primarily aims to curb fire incidents and was launched on March 22.

The drive will also spread awareness to all stakeholders on the precautions against fire incidents through direct interaction, distribution of leaflets, pamphlets, pasting of stickers, conducting Nukkad Nataks, announcement through public announcement system, and advertisements in print, electronic and social media.

Violators would also be dealt with under relevant provisions of the Railways Act or Tobacco Act.