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Alamgir working as gate man on his own

  • Our Correspondent
  • 29 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Alamgir working as gate man on his own

NILPHAMARI: Alamgir Rahman at Daroani village under Nilphamari sadar upazila have been working as a gate man after construction a rail crossing gate with bamboo by self-initiative to avoid accident.

Though, four female EPZ workers were killed and four others critically injured in a collision between train and a battery-run auto-rickshaw on 26 January. The tragic accident took place at Daroani railway level crossing in the early morning.

During visited to Daroani rail crossing area under sadar upazila of the district, the correspondent has found, Daroani railway crossing is being staying neglected from starting period. On the other hand, a signal lamp post has been standing with useless lamp besides crossing from last 15 years. Even a station platform named as ‘Daroani Railway Station’ have been standing alone without station master and others staffs. It become a cattle grazing land now due to lack of proper maintaining.

According to locals, many lives were lost by crushed under train wheel and train collisions in this unguarded railway crossing due to the negligence of the railway authorities. Many rail crossings like Daroani are in unguarded. As a result, the train accidents often occurred.

Talking to daily sun, villager Alamgir Rahman said, “I have been working self as a gate man after construction a rail crossing gate at Daroani railway crossing by bamboo from my self initiatives for avoiding rail accident though three another rail crossings are in unguarded in the area.

However, 33 rail crossings in Chilahati to Saidpur railway route in Nilphamari, among them 15 rail crossings are in unguarded and Daroani one of them. At least eight men and women including three siblings were killed in two separate unguarded rail crossings within 50 days. People of the area are become terrified to think, how many lives will be lost by these unprotected rail crossings.