Jun 27, 2017

Walking on rail tracks a punishable offence

An operation to apprehend those walking on the rail tracks will commence on June 29, said Railway Security Manager Anura Premaratne.

He said they would be charged under the offence of endangering their lives and lives of others and those found guilty will have to face a fine of Rs. 3,000.

Premaratne further stated that the sea side railway lines will be the main focus of the operation.

Currently, around 500 personnel from 26 security services divisions have already been assigned for this task.

This decision was taken due to the increasing number of deaths and injuries during the recent past due to persons walking on rail tracks while using their mobile phones and taking of selfies while on rail tracks. This law was brought into force on June 14.