The Indian Railways has achieved its target of eliminating all unmanned level crossings (UMLC) on its network. They have either closed the UMLCs where very few trains pass, merged them with a nearby manned crossing, built a RUB (road under bridge) or a subway or converted it into a manned level crossing.

Sources mentioned that the last UMLC, which is in Uttar Pradesh, has not yet been eliminated due to local resistance. Over the last few years, the Railways had made it a priority to make its operations safer for passengers. Consequently, deaths at such crossings have steadily decreased.


*unmanned:  without the physical presence of people in control