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Locals told to keep away from rail lines

SHANGHAI Railway Police are reminding residents not to enter the protected areas around railway tracks for their own safety.

Residents living near the crossroad of Changzhong Road and Liang-cheng Road in Hongkou District have been crawling under fences to use land within the protected zone to grow vegetables, railway police said over the weekend.

Officers saw garlic, cabbage, yellow kale flowers, broad bean seedlings and spinach growing in the area, amid an abundance of butterflies. Seedlings were springing up from under protective film, inspectors said.

Some elderly people living nearby like to grow vegetables, so they snuck into the protected area and walked across the railway tracks to till the soil and plant seeds, railway police said.

A middle-aged local was found sneaking in to fish for crayfish and shrimps in the area.

Police said more people enter the protected area when the weather gets warmer.

Police said they will increase patrols in these areas to stop residents using the spare space to grow food.


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