Bhubaneswar: The Khurda Road Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) has eliminated all unmanned level crossing gates (UMLCs) much before the target period. The Khurda Road Railway Division has eliminated 297 unmanned level crossings during the last 4 years from April 2014 to March, 2018. An ECoR official said, out of these, 43 UMLCs were closed and 189 UMLCs were manned.
He said, similarly, road under bridges (RUBs) or limited height sub-ways (LHSs) were provided at 38 places and diversion at 27 points.
The Ministry of Railways have set a target to eliminate all the unmanned level crossing gates before 2020.
He said, on April 1, 2017, Khurda Road Division had 19 UMLCs under its jurisdiction.
From August 2014 onwards the Khurda Road Division has deployed Gate Mitras/Gate Counsellors at 74 vulnerable and sensitive level crossing gates to prevent accidents and alert commuters about the approaching trains.