Over 1,500 people in Mumbai caught for traveling in compartments reserved for disabled people
In the past five days, officials of the Government Railway Police (GRP) have caught 1,584 passengers for travelling in compartments reserved for disabled commuters.
Of these, 719 were charged under sections 91 and section 92 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act. Over 500 were charged under the section 155 (1) of the Railway Act which attracts a fine of Rs 500.
The rest 294 people persons were booked under the Mumbai Police Act based on written complaints from disabled commuters.
The GRP conducted the drive after instructions from the Railway Police Commissioner Niket Kaushik. Many disabled passengers had complained to the police about non-disabled passengers boarding compartments reserved for disabled people.