2nd May, 2002
Ministry of Railways


LEVEL CROSSINGS


There are 16242 manned and 20291 unmanned Railway crossings on Indian Railways. The year-wise breakup of casualties in accidents at manned and unmanned level crossings during the last three years is as under:-

Persons
1999-2000
2000-2001

2001-2002{provisional)

Killed
238
154
165
Injured
314
167
229

Only hazardous unmanned level crossings are proposed to be manned on programme basis. Presently, 4449 unmanned level crossings on Broad Gauge routes have been identified for manning in a period of five years subject to availability of fund.

Rs.13.00 crores and Rs.18.47 crores were allocated during the year 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 respectively for manning of unmanned level crossings under Plan Head 2900-Road Safety-level crossings. Rs.42.03 crores have also been allocated for manning during the year 2002-2003.

This information was given by Shri O.Rajagopal, Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question by S/shri Y.G.Mahajan and Dalpat Singh Parste in the Lok Sabha today.

   
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