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Sri Lanka Railways to set up E-Gate System to curb accidents

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): In a move to curb railway accidents, the Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) is set to establish an E-Gate System at about 400 unprotected level crossings in the railway system around the country, revealed Transport Minister Bandula Gunawardena.

The decision comes in based on a concept by the Minister, after giving attention on the fatal railway accidents that take away nearly 200 lives on an annual basis and maim about 400 people.

The project has been developed by ‘CodeGen International’ on the instructions of the SLR, and in association with the State Development and Construction Corporation (SD&CC).

As a pilot project, a similar e-gate has been established near the Godagama Railway Station and is working smoothly, Gunawardena revealed.

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