Railways to spend Rs 50,000 crore to scrap manned crossings on Golden Quadrilateral route


Railways to spend Rs 50,000 crore to scrap manned crossings on Golden Quadrilateral route

The Indian Railways is planning to remove all manned crossings on the Golden Quadrilateral route within the next four years. The move is part of the ministry’s 100-day roadmap. As part of the plan, the railways is planning to obtain the permission to remove a total of 2568 manned railway crossings along the Golden Quadrilateral route.

The project is to be funded fully by the centre and is likely to cost Rs 50,000 crore. According to railway officials, the manned crossings will be eliminated by either building Road Over Bridges (ROBs) or Road Under Bridges (RUBs).

“A proposal for the same is being readied and we will shortly seek approval for the same,” an official said.

“Indian Railways has proposed to sanction ROBs and RUBs in a single stage at the Central government level. Read more

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