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Plan to ban food, drink on Metro put on ice

THE ban on food and drink on the Metro has been removed from a newly drafted subway regulation when the draft was handed over to local lawmakers for re-examination yesterday.

Transport officials told the lawmakers the ban would be difficult to enforce.

The food restriction, which raised public debate and concerns when it was proposed, was omitted as traffic authorities encountered difficulty in categorizing which types of food or drink should be banned, or deciding whether to ban all food and drink.

Some lawmakers noted that similar clauses have been enforced in other cities, and said eating on subways causes all kinds of trouble. Some lawmakers said the ban should not be fully eliminated.

There is no timetable for releasing the new regulation. Other issues like how to deal with urinating and sleeping on seats in the Metro system were not addressed in the regulation's penalties and also were discussed yesterday.

The new regulation also is expected to call for heavier penalties on subway ticket evaders, with fines multiplied by 10 as well as payment of the original fare.


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