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Assembly Speaker censures four Congress MLAs for climbing on dais        Students, parents stage protest over death of girl due to snakebite in classroom        Mahinda Rajapaksa takes PM office for third time        Israel''s Netanyahu charged in corruption cases        All eyes on Shami as India in throes of making yet another cricketing history with pink ball D/N Test against Bangladesh        India Women claim 5-0 T20 series sweep over West Indies        Three Rafale jets handed over to IAF by France: Govt        Normalcy has been restored in J&K: Shah        Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of CPSEs        Lankan Prez names elder brother Mahinda as PM after Wickremesinghe resigns        Nawaz Sharif meets medical experts for check-up in London        Germany crush Northern Ireland 6-1 in Euro 2020 qualifiers        Bring Ashwin back in limited overs cricket: Harbhajan        T''gana techie among 2 Indians arrested in Pak; missing since 2017, says family        Rajini, Haasan hint at joining hands for TN''s welfare        Opposition leader visits injured MLA at Medical College Hospital in Kerala        Helmets must for two-wheeler riders, pillions from Dec 1 : HC        Ailing former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for treatment        Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe        Newly-elected Lankan President to visit India on Nov 29        
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Business News
Need few lakh crores to eliminate level crossings: Goyal
 
New Delhi, Jul 3 (PTI) The Railways need a few lakh crore rupees and a few years to eliminate all 21,000 manned level crossing across the country, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Goyal said there were 21,340 Manned Level Crossings (MLCs) and 1,048 Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs) in the country as on April 1, 2019.

"We need a few lakh crores rupees and a few years to completely eliminate all 21,000 manned level crossings," he said during Question Hour.

The money is required to construct underpass or overbridges to replace the railway level crossings.

The minister said out of the 21,340 manned level crossings, 20,993 are on broad gauge (BG), 136 are on metre gauge and 211 are on narrow gauge.

Goyal said so far as gauge-wise breakup of unmanned level crossings are concerned, record number of of 3,479 unmanned level crossings were eliminated in 2018-19 out of which 1,714 were eliminated in one month i.e. September 2018.

"As of now, all UMLCs on broad gauge have been eliminated on January 31, 2019, 348 UMLCs exist on metre gauge and 700 UMLCs are on narrow gauge," he said.


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KERALA NEWS
Assembly Speaker censures four Congress MLAs for climbing on dais
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Opposition leader visits injured MLA at Medical College Hospital in Kerala
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Mahinda Rajapaksa takes PM office for third time
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NATIONAL NEWS
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Rajini, Haasan hint at joining hands for TN''s welfare
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