ECR to tap Solar Energy to light up LC Gates

पटना Patna: Concerned over frequent mishaps at unmanned gates under the East Central Railway (ECR), railways has decided to further improve safety measures at both manned and unmanned railway crossing gates under the five divisions of the zone. According to ECR GM Madhuresh Kumar, railways would tap solar energy for adequate lights at both manned and unmanned railway crossing gates in the zone.

“Railways has identified the most ‘critical unmanned gates’ in ECR. Proper lights could avert mishaps on tracks at unmanned gates during night,” GM Kumar said. Under the new plan, the ECR is likely to engage people for intensive counselling to semi-literate or illiterate people in remote areas about the need to follow safety measures while crossing unmanned railway gates, he said, adding safety awareness is a must for every person for crossing both manned and unmanned gates.

ECR GM has urged vehicle owners, drivers, motorists and pedestrians to cross unmanned gates looking at both ends of the tracks. This practice could avert major mishaps on tracks at the crossings, Kumar said.