Railway Board modifies policy for level crossings

According to a modification in the policy for level crossings on new line, gauge conversion, doubling and multi tracking projects issued by Railway Board, no level crossings will be included in the planning of a new railway line project. Any crossings already approved in ongoing projects should be removed. Further, all the Railway Zones are required to prepare detailed project reports accordingly based on the new guidelines. In regard with projects currently in progress, the directive states that in order to eliminate level crossings, a road over-bridge (RoB) or road under-bridge (RuB) can be incorporated by adjusting the cost estimate of the ongoing project, as long as the terrain allows for construction without significant elevation changes.