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West Central Railway First to Eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings

railwaysThe West-Central Railway, headquartered in Jabalpur, has become the first Railway Zone on Indian Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings as of 31st August, 2015.

Out of total 118 unmanned level crossings falling on West-Central Railways as on 1st April, 2014, 80 were eliminated in the financial year 2014-15 and the target of 66 and the remaining 38 have been achieved in current financial year by 31st August, 2015, said a statement.

This was achieved by constructing 33 Limited Height Sub Ways (LHs) and manning of 30 level crossings as part of the safety initiative.

“West-Central Railway has been taking all possible initiatives to improve its working by adopting all available modern technologies and has started special drive to improve its performance at all fronts including safety, cleanliness, punctuality etc.” said a statement.

The Railway crossings have been a sour point in safety of people and railways alike as almost daily one incident is reported of death at the unmanned railway crossing in the country.

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