Indian Railway develops warning system for unmanned level crossings

By PTI  economictimes.indiatimes.com

NEW DELHI: Indian Railway has developed a vandal-proof warning system for unmanned level crossings which is working satisfactorily for the last three months on Coimbatore-Metupallayam section.

Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), railways’ research wing, which has finalised the specifications of the system, has recommended to all zonal railways to initiate steps for installation of the warning system in their respective areas as a step towards prevention of accidents, said a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the safety drive.

Mishaps at level crossings account for about 40 per cent of train accidents and about 60 per cent of fatalities due to the failure of the railways to man these crossings or build road overbridges or underpass.

There are 30,348 level crossings across the country out of which around 11,563 are unmanned. More info

 

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