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Jun 02 (17:24)   Indian Railways to hire retired railwaymen to man unmanned level crossings

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On Jun 02, 2018 By:zeebiz
Indian Railways has decided to hire retired railwaymen to deploy them on all unmanned railway crossing, besides setting up a committee to expedite the process. The decision is reported to be in the wake of the tragic
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death of 13 schoolchildren at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh in April this year.
There are 5,792 unmanned level crossings across the country, of which 3,479 are on the broad gauge (BG) section. Of these, Gujarat has maximum unmanned level crossings (1,700), followed by Uttar Pradesh (912), Bihar (742), Rajasthan (464) West Bengal (314) and Madhya Pradesh (255), said an IANS report.
The priority of the Indian Railways is reportedly to eliminate all such crossings in the BG section on an urgent basis to prevent a repeat of a Kushinagar like mishap. The issues like land acquisition with the state governments are affecting the pace of work to eliminate unmanned Railway crossings, the report said.
“It has been decided to man all the unmanned level crossings till those on the BG section are eliminated with the construction of low height subways (LHS), road overbridges (ROBs) and road underbridges (RUBs) as a permanent solution,” a senior Railway Ministry official told IANS. Read More
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