INTERNATIONAL LEVEL CROSSING AWARENESS DAY EAST COAST RAILWAY CARRIED INTENSIVE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE ROAD USERS:340 UMLCS ELIMINATED IN LAST THREE YEARS.
Bhubaneswar, 2nd June 2017:- (By Debabrat Mohanty) East Coast Railway has carried out intensive awareness campaigns to educate road users during the observance of International Level Crossing Awareness Day. This includes publicity campaigns through various media like newspapers, Television, Radio etc., distribution of posters, leaflets, various short duration films/advertisements etc.Sri Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Chief Safety Officer of East Coast Railway inaugurated Safety Awareness Pragramme on international Level crossing Awareness Day and Level crossing Awareness Week today at manned Level crossing gate near Lingaraj Road Station. He said that Life is more precious that your time. Hence do not risk life while crossing the unmanned level crossings because trains move faster than they appear to be and can reach the level crossing sooner than you think. Be careful while passing through unmanned and manned Level crossings and follow the safety rules and stop before crossing the Railway track, look at both sides of the railway track, Listen for any sound of approaching train and cross only when no train is coming.Sri Mishra informed that Sri Umesh Singh, General Manager of East Coast Railway has directed to eliminate all unmanned L/C gate over East Coast Railway by 2018-19. Total 340 unmanned Level crossings eliminated in last three years. In East Coast Railway 51 Nos. Unmanned Level Crossing Gates have been deployed with Gate Mitras. A Street play was organized by the civil defense volunteers of Khurda Road Division was staged and leaflets distributed, Placards and Banners displayed for educating the road users about the precautions to be taken while negotiating the unmanned level crossings. Counseling were also done to the passengers by the safety department staffs and officers at the by the staffs and Level crossing gate. Sri S.P.Diwedi, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Khurda Road Division with other officers attended the programme.