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Statement 2 is incorrect: Railway Protection Force (RPF) launched “Operation Thirst”, an All India Drive to crack down selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water. Statement 1 is correct: 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.

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