Satellite-based system to alert road users at unmanned railway level crossings; will track real time train movement
There are about 7,254 unmanned railway crossings in the country which account for around 40 percent of accidents involving the railways.
New railway minister Piyush Goyal says all unmanned level crossings can be removed in a year instead of three
Newly appointed railway minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said the target of removing all unmanned level crossings could be achieved within a year
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday directed the railway board to undertake immediate measures to address train derailments and eliminate all the unmanned level crossings in a year's time, after three trains jumped tracks during the day.
Kaifiyat Express accident: Every fifth train mishap occurs on unmanned crossing; Uttar Pradesh has over 1,100 of them
What is worrying is that the Ministry of Railways has also told the parliamentary committee that it was not in a position to fix a timeline for elimination of all unmanned level crossings.