Diwali 2022: As Diwali fervour begins to kick in, Indians staying away from home for work or studies are likely to travel to their hometowns to celebrate with their families. After a hiatus of two years, travel restrictions due to Covid-19 are no roadblock any more. This would make travel back home easier for migrants. Considering the fact that the number of people traveling is going to increase this year, the Indian Railways has put out an advisory to ensure the safety of its passengers during festival period.Also Read – TVS Raider 125 with Single-cylinder Engine to be Launched Today
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If you are planning on traveling too, there are some of these new rules and regulations that you should know about as well. Also Read – Gold Rates Fall On Wednesday. Check Today's Prices Across Indian Cities Here
As per the advisory, passengers are not allowed to carry these things in trains:
- any inflammable items like petrol, diesel, firecrackers, etc.
- stove, gas, oven
- no cigarettes in the compartment or anywhere in the train
A comprehensive list of the prohibited items has also been issued. Those who fail to adhere to these restrictions are also likely to serve jail time or pay a heft fine. Carrying any of the aforementioned goods is a punishable offence. Under Sections 164 and 165 of the Railway Act 1989, if a passenger is found travelling in a train with inflammable items like firecrackers, stoves, gas, and petrol, then a fine of Rs 1,000 can be imposed on them. Apart from this, the passenger can also be jailed for three years.