Unmanned Crossings: SCR Worries About 2018 Deadline

Unmanned Crossings: SCR Worries About 2018 Deadline

The Centre’s 12-month-deadline to the Indian Railways for the elimination of all unmanned level crossing gates from the country has sent railway officials into a tizzy as many of them feel that they may not be able to replace the crossings with subways, bridges and roads in time.

A recent review meeting on safety, held at Rail Nilayam, put many railway officials of the engineering and operating department on tenterhooks as the general manager of SCR Vinod Kumar Yadav asked them to coordinate plans with regard to abolishing all unmanned crossings and constructing limited height subways (LHS) and road over bridges by September 2018.

 “We have been carrying out safety measures as discussed at each review meeting. But the decision of eliminating unmanned crossings in a year is putting excessive pressure on us as it is not a very easy job to construct subways and roadover-brides.  Read More…

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