NFR eliminates 13 manned level crossing gates
DIMAPUR — In line with Ministry of Railway’s policy to eliminate all the level crossing (LC) gates, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has taken up the elimination of manned level crossing gates in a phased manner and the works are progressing rapidly.
An update from NFR chief PRO, Sabyasachi De, stated that a total of 13 manned level crossing gates were eliminated during the current financial year upto December 31, 2023. He added that five road over bridges were constructed and eight diversions were provided through different route in lieu of level crossing gates.
In Assam, four numbers of LC gates were eliminated at Nagaon and one each at Jorhat, Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Chirang and Morigaon districts. In West Bengal, two LC gates were eliminated at Malda district, while in Bihar one LC gate was eliminated at Katihar district during the period.
It mentioned that NFR has been strengthening safety at level crossing gates by implementation of caution/signage boards with statutory warning indicating mandatory precautions to be observed when the railway gate is kept closed for the approaching train.
It further informed that the zone has also been conducting awareness campaigns to alert road commuters on the importance of following rules and regulations at level crossing gates for their own safety.
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