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PATNA: Close on the heels of the death of five people after they were run over by a train while crossing the tracks near Rajendra Nagar Terminal last week, the Danapur divisional railway administration has pulled up its socks to improve safety measures at unmanned and illegal crossing gates under the division. Of the 328 crossing gates under the division, 80 are unmanned and illegal ones. According to divisional railway manager (DRM) R K Jha, railway official would soon hold a meeting with the state government officials to discuss the illegal crossings. Despite assurances, no firm step has been taken by the state administration either to shut the illegal crossings or cooperate with the railways to dismantle them, he said adding... more...
railways has been regularly reminding top bureaucrats about the danger to people's lives due to these unauthorized crossings. Also, a safety drive has been launched on the stretch from Patna Sahib station to Neora station to create awareness among people about the risk involved in crossing railway tracks at illegal crossings. Street plays are being enacted and posters, banners and pamphlets being used by railway employees to warn people not to cross railway tracks at illegal points, Jha said and added photos depicting such tragedies have been put up at vulnerable places under the division so that people could realize the gravity of the situation. The Patna-Gaya (PG) section of the division is the most vulnerable section of the division. There are 38 illegal gates on the section. Though the speed limit on the PG section is 100 kmph, railways is forced to run passenger trains at 30 kmph due to so many illegal and unauthorized crossings. Unaware of railway safety rules, villagers have made paths over the tracks, the DRM said. Sources said the Danapur railway division has already submitted a list of unauthorized crossings to the state administration, which includes Patna district (13), Jehanabad district (14), Gaya (21), Nawada (20), Nalanda (10) and Sheikhpura (two).
Bilkul.. My elder brother himself is in BSF.. My bro in law is in BSF.. My uncle is a retired men. My grand paa was ranger forester.. Even I'm a NCC cadet. I know it very well sir :)). And this men also described a lot about their problems.