INTERNATIONAL LEVEL CROSSING AWARENESS DAY on 3rd JUNE 201
Every year, Indian Railways observe one day as the International Level Crossing Awareness Day. This year, 3rd June is being observed as Level Crossing Day. Northern Railway has decided to participate in this global campaign to sensitize road users to increase safety at unmanned level crossings. The Railway focuses on educational measures and the promotion of safe behaviour at and around level crossings.
The number of unmanned level crossing accidents occurring on Indian Railways is a cause of concern.The accidents occur primarily due to inadequate precautions by the road users failing to observe mandatory sign boards, signals and basic traffic safety rules.Over the last five years, the train accidents at unmanned level crossings remained at low level.
Northern Railways carry out intensive social awareness campaigns, on a regular basis, to educate road users.This includes publicity campaigns through various media like newspapers, TV, Radio etc., distribution of posters, leaflets, pamphlets, stickers, banners, posters, street plays/ Nukkad Nataks, Safety Seminars, public meetings, various short duration films/advertisements, awareness through mobile SMS etc.There is a need to educate people at Village Panchayats, schools, weekly markets in rural areas and also carry out ambush checks at unmanned level crossings.
To enhance the safety and reduce inconvenience to road users, busy level crossings are being replaced by Road Over Bridges (ROB)/ Road Under Bridges (RUB) and Limited Height Sub Ways (LHS) gradually.
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