Ministry of Railways proposes to replace Level crossing (LC) gates in the country with Road Over Bridges (ROB) on a cost-sharing basis with the respective State Govt. Train Vehicle Unit (TVU) of Level crossing gate is more than one lakh per day.
Road under bridges (RUB) is also provided to replace the level crossing gates, wherever technically feasible.
information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha last Friday.
Indian Railways replaced a total of 2,834 level crossing gates by ROB / RUBsbetween 01.04.2015 till 31.03.2020.
An expenditure of Rs.15,628 Cr. has been incurred towards the replacement of LCs byROB/RUBs from 01.04.2015 till 31.03.2020. During the current year, an allocation of Rs.3, 575 Cr. has been made for/RUBs. Total 7785 level crossing gates are sanctioned for replacement by ROB/RUB, which is in various stages of progress throughout Indian Railways.
Indian Railways, in a mission mode, eliminated all Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs)on Broad Gauge (BG) to ensure more safety for train operation. In NFR during last six years 276 Unmanned Level Crossings have been eliminated.
While 417 Unmanned Level Crossings gates were converted to manned Level crossing gate during this period. During the last six years, NFR also constructed 132 RUB /ROB in various states within its jurisdiction thereby enhancing the safety of train movement to a great extent.