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Gates to be installed at unprotected railway crossings

Dec 3, 2010 3:10:41 AM - itnnews.lk

A new programme has been crafted to install gates at unprotected railway crossings.

The Railway Department plans to team up with the Private Sector for the launching of this programme. 500 unprotected railway crossings have already been identified. According to the reports’ 62 people had been killed as a result of these unprotected railway crossings during last year. The Railways Department is vested with the responsibility of consolidating safety at railway crossings. As such it hopes to install gates in collaboration with the private sector at unprotected railway crossings in this respect has been vested in the Railway Department.