The deployment of Gate Mitras will be completed by September 30.
Lucknow: The railways will now deploy ‘Gate Mitras’ or gate counsellors at 106 unmanned level crossings in UP. The railways will enlist the services of 400 ex-servicemen to man them. These crossings are located on the Lucknow-Kanpur, Luc-know-Varanasi and Lucknow-Prayag routes. Divisional railway manager (DRM) Satish Kumar said that “In the Lucknow division of Northern Railways, the-re are 121 unmanned level crossings. Of these 15 crossings, which were not needed, have been closed down. Now, 106 unmanned level crossings are left”.
He said that on these 106 unmanned level crossings, hand-operated gates have been installed, and Gate Mitras will be deployed.
Mr Kumar said that cabins will be constructed for the gatemen, which will also have toilet facilities. The deployment of Gate Mitras will be completed by September 30.