PM Narendra Modi-led Central government has already made it clear that as far as Indian Railways is concerned its prime focus is safety of passengers. Now, in a latest development, the Indian Railways has confirmed that it is looking to eliminate all manned level crossings (MLCs) in the next four years. Speaking to reporters here, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav said: “We are focussing on eliminating all the manned level crossings across the country in the coming years”, as per an IANS report. “2,565 manned level crossings would be removed on the busiest routes (Golden Quadrilateral and Triangle) of the national transporter,” he added.
Giant leap forward in rail safety!
Giving further details, he said, “A draft Cabinet note circulated by the Indian Railways mentions the giant leap forward in rail safety.” He said for eliminating the manned level crossing from its busiest routes, the railway has deviated from its normal policy and has asked the government for Rs 50,000 crore in the next four years. Read More
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