- Kerala police took action against UDF leaders for violating rules related to usage of Kochi Metro
- KMRL said the UDF leaders violated certain provisions of Metro Railways (Operations and Maintenance) Act
- An inquiry conducted by KMRL had found that the party workers caused inconvenience to other passengers
Kerala police filed a case against state Congress leaders for violating rules related to usage of Kochi Metro train. The police took action following a complaint filed by Metro assistant line superintendent.
Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) decided to initiate action against UDF leaders, including Oommen Chandy after it was found that the leaders had violated rules during the Janakeeya Yatra. KMRL said that the UDF leaders violated certain provisions of Metro Railways (Operations and Maintenance) Act, 2002.
Congress workers organised the 'Yatra' to mark their protest after the UDF was ignored during the inauguration of Kochi Metro. A horde of party workers swarmed two metro stations during the protest, causing inconvenience to other passengers and interrupting the operation of the train.
An inquiry conducted by KMRL had found that the party activists took out a march to station premises and shouted slogans inside the coach. As per rules shouting slogans and staging a protest inside metro station invites a penalty of ₹1000 and jail term up to six months. Those causing inconvenience to passengers will have to remit ₹500 towards fine.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:56 PM IST