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Railway crossing turning into a place for accidents

The railway crossing at Manish Nagar is a constant place for accidents. Speeding vehicles just rush through when they find the railway gates open. The gate remains closed for most of the time due to passage of trains. When it gets open there is traffic jam as no one wants to wait and want to be the first to cross the gate. This leads to slow flow of traffic for 15 – 20 minutes before it is again time for closure of the gate. Trains have to wait for a long time before traffic gets clear.


The railway crossing at Manish Nagar is a constant place for accidents. Speeding vehicles just rush through when they find the railway gates open. The gate remains closed for most of the time due to passage of trains. When it gets open there is traffic jam as no one wants to wait and want to be the first to cross the gate. This leads to slow flow of traffic for 15 – 20 minutes before it is again time for closure of the gate. Trains have to wait for a long time before traffic gets clear.

Railway authorities have employed personnel who helps in clearing the traffic but they too find it difficult to stop fast moving vehicles. On Wednesday vegetable sellers sell their stuffs on the road near railway gate. This leads to a big jam and takes hours to clear. A lot of people avoid going out on Wednesday evenings to avoid the messy situation. The plan for Railway Over Bridge has been canceled ( ROB). Fadnavis said “They were looking for the possibility of extending an arm of the Narendra Nagar flyover towards Manish Nagar and a flyover connecting Wardha Road and Manish Nagar near Pride Hotel”. They are also planning to develop a parallel road for easy flow of traffic.

By Rashmi Priya

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