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Total number of LX in 2009: 35 363
Total number of LX in 2010: 32 694

Accidents in 2007: 77
Accidents in 2008: 69
Accidents in 2009: 70
Accidents in 2010: 53

Fatalities in 2007: 275
Fatalities in 2008: 147
Fatalities in 2009: 177
Fatalities in 2010: 131

Awareness measures

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) has directed all Indian Railways to launch seven days long drive specially targeting safety at unmanned level crossings w.e.f. 9th June, 2011. During the drive emphasis will be laid on the following:

(i) Organizing public awareness campaigns to educate/counsel villagers and road users and
make them aware of the provisions of motor vehicles act and railway act by distributing
posters, pamphlets, handbills etc. In gram panchayats, markets, petrol pumps and other
public places. SMS on mobile to road users staying near rural areas.
(ii) Publicity campaign through various media including newspapers, television, radio and slides
in cinema halls, with an appeal to road users to observe all precautions embodied in
motor vehicles Act and Railway Act.
(iii) Organizing safety seminars at various places i the divisions including road transport offices.
(iv) Joint ambush checks involving RPF, CRP and civil authorities at the Level Crossings and
apprehending errant road users under section of motor vehicles act.
(v) Ensuring availability of speed breakers, whistle boards, road signs and stop boards as per
provisions laid down in the IRPWM.
Indian Railways solicit cooperation from all citizens to help Railways in making the event
successful in the interest of safety of road users.
Publication of ILCAD press release

Link to ILCAD website

Partners
- Indian Railways

Publication
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease....
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Banner at a level crossing in India