Indian Railways' Railway Protection Force (RPF) has recently launched a new ‘Operation Thirst’ to stop selling of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water (PDW).
Under Operation Thirst, which was carried out on 8th July and 9 July 2019, fines were imposed on those found guilty and many were arrested.
Operation Thirst was launched by Railway Protection Force (RPF) as an all India drive to crackdown selling of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) in Delhi.
Under Operation Thirst, as many as 1,371 people were arrested and over 69,294 bottles were seized by RPF. The bottles were seized under section 144 and section 153 of the Indian Railway Act.
According to per RPF, the Operation Thirst was launched in all major railway stations across the country to curb the menace of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water inside railway stations.
During Operation Thirst, a total fine amount of Rs. 6,80,855 has been realized from offenders and 4 pantry car managers involved in the selling of spurious mineral water was also arrested. Also, many stalls on platforms which were found selling of PDW bottles of brands were found to be not authorized by Indian Railways.