New Delhi: The railways will eliminate 95-97 percent of unmanned level crossings by September this year. Only 58 unmanned level crossings are left across the country, Mr Piyush Goyal said.
He said,”September last year when I took the review, there were about four and half thousand or so unmanned level crossings. We have decided that in one year, we will either close them or will man them or will divert them through a subway or a road over the bridge. And I am happy to share with you that out of the main routes only 58 unmanned level crossings are there in the whole country today. We are also trying to complete very soon.”
He added,”Across the Indian Railways in the broad gauge, we are hopeful that by September nearly 95-97 percent of unmanned crossings will be eliminated and within two-three months after that, we will reach 100 percent, except few which are technically and operationally unfeasible.”
Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani, on April 26, said that the railway is aiming to eliminate unmanned level crossings by March 2020.