Ministry of Railways

No consequential train accidents at unmanned level crossings during last three years 


All Unmanned level crossing (UMLCs) on Broad Gauge (BG) eliminated

Posted On: 08 FEB 2023 5:15PM by PIB Delhi

All Unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) on Broad Gauge (BG) network of Indian Railway falling on passenger train route have been eliminated by 31.01.2019.  Only 751 UMLCs on Meter Gauge (MG) and Narrow Gauge (NG) sections exist on Indian Railways, which are planned for elimination during Gauge conversion of those sections. The number of consequential train accidents at unmanned level crossings during the last three years is ‘Nil’.  Following steps have been taken by Indian Railways to reduce rail accidents at UMLCs in the country:

  • All Unmanned level crossing (UMLCs) on Broad Gauge (BG) have been eliminated by 31.01.2019
  • Level Crossings having high Rail/Road vehicular traffic are either manned or interlocked with signals for enhancing safety.
  • Instructions and inspection drives are being launched from time to time to ensure availability of basic infrastructure at level crossings such as whistle boards, road warning boards, speed breakers, etc.

Further, public awareness campaigns/safety slogans are undertaken to create safety consciousness among road users for safe passage at level crossings.  

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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