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Indian Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings by 2018

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2017-08-31 17:27:06 Category: News & Politics מאת: The elimination of all unmanned level crossings to be speeded-up in a big way. These are now targeted to be eliminated within a year compared with the earlier target of three years. Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal held a marathon meeting with members of full Railway Board & Safety Directorate of Railway Board to comprehensively review Safety measures for train operations. A detailed presentation on Safety was made at the meeting. There was threadbare discussion on the subject and the root cause of repeated cases of train accidents in recent past was thoroughly analysed. In the meeting, the Minister emphasised that the safety is paramount and there cannot & should not be any compromise on this front. Two major causes leading to accidents were identified as : a) Unmanned Level Crossings accounted for 34% of accidents in 2016-17 b) Derailments due to defects in tracks Credit: Ministry of Railways