The East Coast Railway (ECoR) Sunday ordered a large scale safety audit for all level
system to avoid any such case in future. There are 828 level crossings in East Coast Railway,
As per the move, each level crossing will be audited. All the safety aspects starting from boom barriers to the
approach road and the siren to the warning boards will be checked properly.
safety mechanism in the right place. "Unless we admit that there are deficiencies, we
know more about problems on the field. He called for a large-scale audit of the entire level
crossings network in the ECoR system. The level crossing drawings will also be matched with
the actual ground position to rule out any inconsistencies. The Loco Pilots will also be tested for awareness of rules
related to level crossings. Though the incident at Puri was attributable to human
error, there could be some systemic flaw also which needs to be identified rooted out, Mishra said.
The level crossing gate near Matiapada in Puri district was left open at around 7.25 am on Saturday when
Puri-Haita Tapaswini Express chugged through the stretch.
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