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Safe railway crossings project underway

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By ITN News Editor August 18, 2018 19:09

Safe railway crossings project underway

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says that the program to make all railway crossings, a safe place, is successfully underway. The Minister said this at the opening of Signal Bell Systems built from Hikkaduwa to Dodanduwa. Reports say that nearly 75 accidents occur annually at railway crossings. 19 accidents have been reported on coastal line in 2016 and 20 in 2017.

Fifteen accidents have been recorded on that line until last month this year. The Railway Department realized the need for 200 railway electric bell systems with the increase of accidents. Accordingly a new project to fix electric bell systems was launched in 2016. Six point four million US Dollars will be spent on the project.

10 such systems built from Hikkaduwa to Dodanduwa were opened today. Deputy Minister Ashok Abeysingha and a group of people were present on the occasion.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 18, 2018 19:09

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