May 21, 2009

Nurmahal Railway Crossing to Be Made Manned

The loss of precious young lives at the unmanned railway crossing near Nurmahal was very sad. Steps are being taken to make the crossing manned. Jalandhar administration is paying for the expenditure of those children undergoing treatment at DMC Ludhiana.

There has been manifold increase in fast moving traffic at many unmanned railway crossing. Due to increased construction vehicle drivers do not get a clear view of the approaching trains.They are in a hurry. Statutory warnings are ignored.

Railways should put hooters and beacons at unmanned crossing as is done in the USA.These get activated whenever there is a train approaching.

( Doppler Radar / Transmitter detects approaching trains and gives aural / visual warnings to motorists. Reference : USA Patent Device No. 7196636 )

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