Operation Thirst: launched by Railway Protection Force

Railway Protection Force (RPF) recently launched ‘Operation Thirst’ to stop selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water (PDW). During the operation, which was carried out on 8 and 9 July 2019 fines were imposed on those found guilty and many were arrested.

About Operation Thirst

It was launched by Railway Protection Force (RPF) as an all India drive to crackdown selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) in Delhi.

Under it 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 Indian Railway Act.

Areas: As per RPF, operation was launched in all major railway stations across the country to curb menace of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water inside railway stations.

Implementation: During the operation, a total fine amount of Rs. 6,80,855 has been realised from offenders and 4 pantry car managers involved in 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.

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