Jaipur: Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Friday flagged off Bikaner-Bilaspur-Bikaner Antyodaya Express weekly train. The unmanned level crossings in the country will be eliminated by 2021, Gohain said.
The railways has directed all divisions to eliminate unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) by 2021, Gohain said after flagging off the train.
Earlier, Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani had said the national carrier will eliminate all UMLCs by March 31, 2020.
He said, old tracks are being replaced and accidents have reduced significantly for the first time in the last 30 years.
The railways, has started more than 10 Antyodaya Express trains, including in Rajasthan, Gohain said.
According to the minister, the route of Awadh-Assam train was extended to Bikaner as many people from Rajasthan travel to Assam for business purposes.