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83/2022-23 31-05-2022
Chennai
Thrust on Safety 639 Unmanned & 262 Manned Level Crossings eliminated in Tamil Nadu during the last 8 years


Thrust o­n Safety

639 Unmanned & 262 Manned Level Crossings eliminated in Tamil Nadu during the last 8 years

Unmanned Level Crossings completely eliminated in the state of Tamil Nadu

92 Road Over Bridges/Road Under Bridges commissioned in Tamil nadu in the last eight years

Railways accord paramount importance to the safety of train operations as it is crucial for the safety of rail passengers as well as road users who come in contact with railway lines.

Road Over Bridges/Road Under Bridges


 In order to facilitate uninterrupted and safe movement of both rail and road traffic in the areas of rail-road interface, Railways, in coordination with civic authorities construct Road Over Bridges(ROB), Road Under Bridges (RUB) and Limited Use Subways (LUS).  ROBs, RUBs and Limited Use Subways enhance the safety of train operations besides improving the speed of trains.


 During the 8-year period from 2014 to 2022, 92Roadover Bridges& RoadUnderbridges have been commissioned in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Elimination of Level Crossings


Focusing o­n curbing trespassing accidents involving road/rail commuters and road vehicles at level crossings and enable smooth flow of road/rail traffic , Railways are eliminating Level Crossings o­n mission mode.   In lieu of Level Crossings thus eliminated, ROBs/RUBs and Subways are constructed.


In the state of Tamil Nadu, a totalof639unmannedlevelcrossinggateshave beeneliminated during the 8-year period from 2014 to 2022.  262mannedlevelcrossing gates have also been eliminated   since 2014.    Enhancing safety, 100%eliminationofunmannedlevelcrossinggates was achievedinSeptember2018 in the rail network spanning over Tamil Nadu state. Mannedlevelcrossinggatesarebeingeliminatedinphasedmanner by Railways.


With unswerving efforts reiterating safety, Indian Railways is committed to enhance the safety of train operations.  Road and Rail users are requested to cooperate with Railways duly following all the safety precautions and adopt safe practices. 


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