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INTERNATIONAL LEVEL CROSSING AWARENESS DAY OBSERVED

INTERNATIONAL LEVEL CROSSING AWARENESS DAY OBSERVED

Context

On June 10, International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) is observed by “South-Central Railway (SCR)”, every year.

Details

  • International Level Crossing Awareness Day is a joint commitment of 28 countries.
  • The first European Level Crossing Awareness Day was held on 25th June 2009 in 28 countries raising public awareness on the dangers of misbehaviour at level crossings.
  • It has also been part of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety from 2010.
  • It is a worldwide initiative to improve awareness of level crossing safety.
  • South Central Railway is one among 18 zones of Indian Railways.
  • It lies with states of Telangana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
  • It administers three divisions viz. Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Nanded.
  • Indian Railways  have taken up the operation to remove the manned level crossings in a phased manner by providing Limited Height Subways (LHS), Road Over Bridges (ROBs) and Road Under Bridges (RUBs) in the zone.

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