200 railway crossings to be covered with electric bells and signs

With the assistance of a loan provided by the Hungarian Government, 200 railway crossings will be fitted with electric bells and lighting systems, Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said today (26 July).

Of the 1,337 railway crossings spread across the country, 185 are covered by the private sector.

The Railways Department has to protect 1,152 railway crossings out of which 608 are covered at present.

181 railway crossings are protected with barriers whereas 327 are protected with electric bells and lighting systems.

‘In the next two years, installing electric bells and lighting systems in 200 railway crossings will be completed,’ the Minister added.

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