South Central Railway is on a mission mode to enhance safety at Level Crossing gates. The rationalization of Level Crossing gates is progressing rapidly to provide safety to the Road users,a total of 81 Manned Level Crossings have been replaced with the construction of LHBs/ROBs/RUBs during the financial year 2020-21. During the current financial year 2021-22, so far 7 Manned Level crossing gates have been removed. SCR has taken up the removal of the manned level crossing gates in a phased manner by providing alternative arrangements such as construction of Limited Height Subways (LHS); Road under Bridges (RUBs) and Road Over Bridges (ROBs) with the co-operation and participation of State Governments.
International Union of Railways, (UIC) observes one day as the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) every year. This year, 10th June, 2021 is being observed as ILCAD. The International Level Crossing Awareness Day focuses on educational measures and the promotion of safe behavior at and around level crossings. As a part of this, South Central Railway is participating in the global campaign to sensitize road users to enhance safety at level crossings.
Railways ensures implementation of putting up caution/signage boards with statutory warning indicating road users on mandatory precautions to be observed when the Railway Gate is kept closed for approaching train. Railways also solicits the co-operation of all the Road Vehicle Owners/Users in following all the safety procedures while crossing the level crossing gates like Stopping and looking out for train in both directions before crossing the track at Level Crossings.
Sri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager/SCR called upon the Road users and Road vehicle drivers to be cautious at the approach of Railway Level Crossings. He advised the Road users to be alert while driving through Railway Level Crossings and do not endanger the precious lives by ignoring the safety guidelines.