In line with Ministry of Railways policy to eliminate all the level crossing (LC) gates, N. F. Railway has been continually focusing on strengthening safety at manned level crossing gates across the zone. In this regard, the zone has been undertaking several measures to spread caution and awareness among road commuters.
N. F. Railway has taken up the elimination of manned level crossing gates in a phased manner and the works are progressing rapidly. During the current financial year upto 31stDecember, 2023, a total of 13 manned level crossing gates were eliminated. 05 Road Over Bridges were constructed and 08 diversions were provided through different route in lieu of level crossing gates. In Assam, 04 numbers of LC gates were eliminated at Nagaon and 01 each at Jorhat, Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Chirang & Morigaon districts. In West Bengal, 02 numbers of LC gates were eliminated at Malda district. Also, in Bihar 01 number LC gate was eliminated at Katihar district during the period.
N. F. Railway has been strengthening safety at level crossing gates by implementation of caution/signage boards with statutory warning indicating mandatory precautions to be observed when the Railway Gate is kept closed for the approaching train. Further, the zone has also been conducting awareness campaigns to alert road commuters on the importance of following rules and regulations at level crossing gates for their own safety.