This train has to stop at 35 level crossings to close and open gates

  • | Monday | 9th July, 2018

These level crossings were manned by gatekeepers when it was a meter gauge section. People also want only level crossings, not subways. But the 58-kilometre-long Cuddalore – Virudachalam section has 62 level crossings. Imagine a train coming to a halt before every level crossing and a railway employee getting down to close the open gate through which vehicles have been plying. Commuters say that the method adopted by the railway authorities for manning the level crossings was dangerous and one jeopardising the safety of passengers and road users.The railway authorities have blamed manpower shortage for not posting gatemen to man the 35 level crossings on the stretch.

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