The West Central Railway on 31 August 2015 became the first railway zone in the country to eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings (ULCs). The headquarters of the zone is located in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
Out of total 118 unmanned level crossings falling in the zone as on 1 April 2014, 80 were eliminated in the financial year 2014-15 and the remaining 38 were eliminated by 31 August 2015.
The safety initiative was achieved by constructing 33 Limited Height Sub Ways (LHs) and manning of 30 level crossings.
In the 2015-16 railway budget, the government proposed to construct 970 Road Over Bridges (ROBs) and Road Under Bridges (RUBs) and other safety related works to eliminate 3438 level crossings across the country at an estimated cost of 6581 crore rupees.
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Who: West Central Railway
When: 31 August 2015