The Ministry of Transport and Communications is upgrading and modifying railway level crossings, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region Minister for Electricity, Industry, Road and Communications.
She was responding to a question raised by regional Hluttaw representative U Nyi Nyi of Dagon Myothit (South) Township constituency 1 on the sixth day of the seventh regular meeting of Second Yangon Region Hluttaw yesterday, asking if there are plans to widen the roads at railway level crossings where many traffic accidents are occurring, repairing barriers, appointing skilled workers and installing modern signal lights/sounds and equipment at the railway level crossings.
Minister Daw Nilar Kyaw said railway level crossings are being widened to be in accordance with roads repaired (widened) by the municipal, while Myanma Railways (MR) was also upgrading and modernizing the barriers at old railway level crossings.
U Nyi Nyi said that due to narrow railway level crossings, many road accidents and traffic congestions were recorded.
At present, MR is implementing the Yangon circular railway upgrading project.
Along with this project, MR will also upgrade railway level crossings and appoint level crossing gate staffs for traffic safety.
They will be provided with signal flags, torch lights and safety jackets with reflectors and MR will also install light and sound signals, said Minister Daw Nilar Kyaw.
By Nyein Nyein