Kolkata, Sep 30 (PTI) South Eastern Railway has become the fifth zonal railway in the country to eliminate all unmanned level crossings, which has caused many accidents in the railway network, an SER spokesman said Sunday. Also Read - Hrithik Roshan Recalls His Hard Childhood Days, Says 'Had no Money to Pay Rent'

The SER eliminated 149 unmanned level crossings that existed at the beginning of this financial year, a few days before the target date of September 30, spokesman Sanjay Ghosh said. Also Read - 9 PM, 9-Minute: India Gears up For 'Diya Jalao' Challenge; PM Modi, Shah Remind Citizens to Turn Off Lights Tonight

“This will not only ensure punctuality and safety in train operations, but also will be of immense benefit to the road users,” Ghosh said. Also Read - Kamal Haasan 'Expected' PM Narendra Modi to Speak About More Important Things, Tweet in Kannada Goes Viral

The Kolkata-headquartered SER eliminated the unmanned level crossings in its four divisions – Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur and Ranchi within September 25.

Out of the total 149 unmanned level crossings, 116 have been manned, while limited height subways have been constructed at 26 locations.

The rest have been eliminated either through diversion of traffic or closure, he said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.