South Central Railway (SCR) is working hard to improve safety at manned level crossing gates. They are taking measures to spread awareness and caution road commuters. They are also eliminating manned level crossing gates in a phased manner. During the financial year 2022-23, 80 manned level crossings were replaced with Road Under Bridges (RuBs), Road Over Bridges (RoBs), and Limited Height Subways (LHS). In the current financial year 2023-24, SCR is working to eliminate more manned level crossings.
SCR is participating in International Level Crossing Awareness Day on June 15. They will organize mass awareness campaigns, special checks at level crossings, and Nukkad – Nataks to improve public awareness on the dangers of misbehavior at level crossings. SCR has been implementing caution/signage boards with statutory warning indicating mandatory precautions to be observed when the Railway Gate is kept closed for the approaching train. They have also been conducting awareness campaigns to alert road commuters on the importance of following rules and regulations at level crossings.
SCR General Manager Arun Kumar Jain called upon road users and vehicle drivers to be cautious and follow the rules at Railway Level Crossings. He advised them to be alert while driving and not endanger others. The General Manager also advised officials to continue efforts to ensure the elimination of manned LCs targeted for the current financial year.