Drivers who ignore railway crossing signals face Rs.25,000 fine

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Plans afoot to impose a fine of Rs.25,000 on drivers who ignore the railway level crossing signals, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva stated.

The Transport Ministry has already embarked on a project to erect new electrical signal units and warning bells at a cost of USD 6.4 million at vulnerable railway crossings across the country.

Under the programme, 200 new electrical signal units and 200 automatic alarm bells will be setup at unprotected railway crossings.

A Private Company affiliated to the Moratuwa University, the Uni-Consultancy Services will implement the project under the supervision of the Transport Ministry.

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