• Mukul Mathur: Mathur@uic.org

Total number of LX in 2007:
Total number of LX in 2008:
Total number of LX in 2009: 35 363
Total number of LX in 2010: 32 694
Total number of LX in 2011: 31846

Accidents in 2007: 77
Accidents in 2008: 69
Accidents in 2009: 70
Accidents in 2010: 53
Accidents in 2011:

Fatalities in 2007: 275
Fatalities in 2008: 147
Fatalities in 2009: 177
Fatalities in 2010: 131
Fatalities in 2011 at level crossings and in other railway areas: 14973

Awareness measures

Indian Railways has decided to participate in this global campaign to sensitize road users to increase safety at unmanned level crossings.
The number of unmanned level crossing accidents occurring on Indian Railways is a cause of concern. At present, there are total 31846 numbers of level crossings over Indian Railways out of which 13530 are unmanned where the accidents occur primarily due to inadequate precautions by the road users failing to observe mandatory sign boards, signals and basic traffic safety rules. Over the last five years, the train accidents at unmanned level crossings remained at low level.

Indian Railways carry out intensive social awareness campaigns, on a regular basis, to educate road users. This includes publicity campaigns through various media like newspapers, TV, Radio etc., distribution of posters, leaflets, various short duration films/advertisements etc. Even in local languages have been prepared by the Zonal Railways for educating the road users about the precautions to be taken while negotiating the unmanned level crossings. There is a need to educate people at Village Panchayats, schools, weekly markets in rural areas and also carry out ambush checks at unmanned level crossings.
To enhance the safety and reduce inconvenience to road users, busy level crossings are being replaced by Road Over Bridges (ROB)/ Road Under Bridges (RUB) and Limited Height Sub Ways (LHS) gradually.

  • awareness on use of level crossings in India on the eve of 7th.June,ILCAD day.My series of performance of street play, last year sensitized the use of level crossing users through my short skit ‘Band karo fatak par Natak’ (Don’t do drama on level crossings).A copy of the same is available on ILCAD’s website.I also took this issue on International Short play completion organized by sweet n short, an Australian theatre group.
  • This year I’ll be organizing at Delhi and Chitrkut in India on 7th.of june 2012.Photographs will be uploaded.


  • Indian Railways