Date of Post: 30 June, 2018
New Delhi: The Indian Railways has eliminated all unmanned level crossings from its 4 zones this month, officials said. West Central Railway (WCR), Central Railway (CR), Eastern Railway (ER) & South East Central Railway (SECR) aggregating 11,545 kilometers route have now become Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLC) free on broad gauge route, they said.
- As of Jan 1, 2018, 3,479 UMLC on broad gauge routes have been planned for elimination by September 2018 with a few exceptions.
- The officials said, all UMLC on routes having speed more than 100 kmph and on suburban routes have been eliminated so far, except 13 such crossings in South Central Railway (SCR), which will be completed by July 2018.
- Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, in his first meeting after taking charge, had directed that all UMLC be eliminated in the next 1 year.
- He had set the target of September 2018 for eliminating unmanned level crossings in 11 zones.
- Officials said, for the remaining zones, the target is to eliminate such UMLC before 2020.
- In 2017-2018, railways showed its best ever performance by eliminating closing or manned 1,565 such crossings.
- They added, the target for 2018-19 is 1,500 crossings.
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