Railways removed 5000 unmanned Rail crossings in one year

Railways removed 5000 unmanned Rail crossings in one year

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Date of Post: 18 Dec, 2018

As many as 5,000 unmanned railway crossings across the country had been removed in the last 1 year, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. Goyal was in Vadodara, along with the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, to dedicate to the nation its first railway university.

More Information:

  • Officials said, NRTI (National Rail and Transportation Institute) in Vadodara is the 3rd such university in the world after ones in Russia and China.
  • Goyal had raised the bar for Railway officials to achieve the target of removing unmanned crossings following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolve to finish the task in a time bound manner, addressing a gathering Saturday evening Goyal said.
  • He said,”One year ago, there were around 5,000 unmanned railway crossings in the country. Railways used to eliminate around 1,200 unmanned crossings every year by either deploying a guard or constructing overbridges or underpasses”.
  • Goyal claimed officials of his ministry were apprehensive when Modi set a target to remove 5,000 odd unmanned crossings in 1 year.
  • Out of the 5,000 unmanned crossings eliminated in 1 year, 3,000 were removed in just 6 months between April and September, he said.
  • He said,”Now, only 100-200 such crossings are left on our broad gauge network. They had not been removed yet because of technical problems”.
  • Goyal added that they too would be removed soon.
  • The Government feels it will foster entrepreneurship and generate large scale employment opportunities, speaking about the rail university Goyal said.
  • He said, “The Railway Board has decided to give one week’s training to all 13 lakhs employees for updating their knowledge so that it can become the world’s best railway network.”
  • NRTI in Vadodara (gujrat) had opened its doors to the first batch of 103 students from 20 states in two fully-residential undergraduate courses in September this  year, a release said.
  • Two under-graduate programmes, B.Sc. in Transportation Technology and BBA programme in Transportation Management, has already started, it informed.
  • The release said that the university aims to start Masters programme from 2019-20 academic session in areas such as Transportation and Systems Design, Transport Systems Engineering, Transport Policy and Economics etc.

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Narinder Sharma is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and marketing executive.
His interest is in the Railways , Metro and Transportation Sector of India .
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