Kolkata: In a unique initiative, Metro Railway Authorities have been conducting cleanliness drives at various stations to check nuisance activities such as spitting, littering like throwing away plastic pouches and other items inside the metro station complex.According to Metro Railways, the drive is being conducted from time to time with an aim to provide clean environment to the commuters.It will not tolerate any nuisance activities such as spitting, littering like throwing of papers, plastic pouches of pan masala, khaini etc. inside the rakes or within the station premises. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to a press release issued by the Metro railways, during the last two months (i.e. April & May) of this financial year i.e 2018-19, as many as 1,036 cases of nuisance activities have been detected in Metros from which an amount of Rs. 2,66, 250/- have been realized as fine. In this connection, it can be mentioned that during the same period of the previous financial year, 873 cases of nuisance activities were detected from which a penalty of Rs. 2, 22,750/- was realized. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn this financial year, the overall amount of money realized as fine has been increased. Commuters are requested to co-operate with the Metro Authorities to keep Stations and premises clean. Those who will be found to be indulging in such activities will face spot fine.Awareness drive would also be conducted so that the people restrain themselves from littering the platform and station premises. According to a senior official of the Metro railways, some people often spit inside the platform as a result of this it becomes difficult to maintain the cleanliness.In a country like India, the major problem is the ignorance of people. Many of the commuters do not understand the littering station or inside the metro rake is strictly prohibited.