July 12, 2019

Railway Protection Force (RPF) launched “Operation Thirst”, an All India Drive to crack down selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water.


  • To curb the menace of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) in Railway premises, an all India drive named “Operation Thirst” was launched on 08th & 09th July 2019 on the direction of DG/RPF, Railway Board, New Delhi.

  • During this, all the Zonal Principal Chief Security Commissioners (PCSCs) were asked to crackdown these unauthorised activities. Almost all major stations over Indian Railway were covered during this operation.

  • During the drive, 1371 persons were arrested for selling of packaged drinking water of unauthorised brands under different sections i.e. 144 & 153 of Rly. Act.

  • The special drive will be followed by continuous action by concerned PCSCs on this issue. 

Source : PIB