Manned Railway Crossings
It is the endeavour of Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) on Broad Gauge (BG) in a phased manner by either of the following:
Closure – Closing unmanned level crossings having NIL/ negligible Train Vehicle Unit (TVU).
Merger – Merger of unmanned level crossing gate to nearby manned/unmanned level crossing or subway/Road Under Bridge (RUB)/Road Over Bridge (ROB) by construction of diversion road.
Provision of Subways/RUBs.
Manning- Phased manning of unmanned level crossings, which cannot be eliminated by above means.
Ministry of Railways has announced a specific sub-mission to eliminate all unmanned level crossings on Broad Gauge by March 2020.
There are 9340 unmanned level crossings in the country as on 01.04.2016. Out of total 9340 unmanned level crossings, 6388 unmanned level crossings are on Broad Gauge (BG).
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 15.03.2017 (Wednesday).