Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
11-March-2011 16:40 IST
Railways take Steps to Prevent Accidents at Unmanned Level Crossings
The number of incidents of trespassing at unmanned level crossings caused due to negligence of road users decreased from 65 in 2007-08 to 62 in 2008-09 and then increased to 65 in 2009-10. In the current year from April 2010 to February 2011, such incidents of trespassing at unmanned level crossings decreased from 58 to 39 in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year.

Various steps have been taken by the Railways to prevent such incidents at the unmanned level crossings which include ensuring availability of basic infrastructure at level crossings, public awareness and publicity campaigns through electronic and print media, mass messaging (SMSs) to educate the road users, joint ambush checks with involvement of civil authorities to check the erring road users, progressive manning, provision of subway at technically feasible locations, construction of diversion road upto manned gates/grade separators (ROB/RUB), closure of such unmanned gates which are having negligible Train Vehicle Units (TVU) etc.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.