Date Of Post: 02 May, 2018
Lucknow: The Lucknow division of the Northern Railway (NR) has decided to install gates at 121 unmanned level crossings. NR, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Satish Kumar said,”The work to close these 121 unmanned crossings will start from June and will end by September. Though the Railway ministry had decided to close all unmanned crossings by 2020, the work will now be completed by September this year.”
- Unmanned crossings in Kanpur, Lucknow-Varansai & Lucknow-Prayag (Allahabad) routes will be closed by September, he said.
- The DRM said,”Work to install gates is already underway at 12 crossings, but we have to float tenders for the remaining ones and work is expected to start by next month. Till gates are made, gate mitras (volunteers) will remain deployed at all these crossings and they will regulate traffic at these unmanned crossings.”
- Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said he has spoken to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on train accidents at unmanned crossings and appealed to him to make them manned and, if required, build overbridges.
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