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Eliminating Manned Level Crossings

The government has drawn up an ambitious plan to get rid of all manned level crossings preferably as a National Project. What is Level Crossing? A level crossing is an intersection of a railway line with a road or path, at the same level. In an unmanned level crossing, there would be no flagman or ..



12 Railway Zones free of unmanned level crossings on broad gauge routes: Indian Railways

Indian Railway has eliminated all Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs) on Broad Gauge routes (rails separated by 1676 mm or 1.67m of distance) from 12 of its total 16 zones. These 12 zones are Central Railway, Eastern Railway, East Coast Railway, East Central Railway, North Eastern Railway, Southern Railway, North East Frontier Railway, South Central Railway, ..



Safety Issues in the Indian Railways

Within the span of three months, three major rail accidents have taken place in the country resulting in the death of over 190 people: Indore-Patna Express derailment, Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailment and recent derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express. These incidents have highlighted the appalling safety record maintained by the Indian Railways. Railway Accidents Railway accidents are ..


Safety Issues in Indian Railways

Over the last 10 years, there has been a substantial rise in the rate of passenger casualties. For the three decades of 1965-96, the number of deaths in accidents remained mostly under 100, except for the occasional bad year. During the last decade things have turned grim. In nine out of the 10 years since ..