Kids' safety at unmanned crossings: SC seeks response from railways

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking examining of the issue of children's safety at unmanned railway crossings.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014, 22:27 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking examining of the issue of children's safety at unmanned railway crossings.

A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu issued notice to the Ministry of Railways on a petition highlighting several accidents in different states in which children, including school-going ones, have been reported to have been killed.

Earlier, the bench had said the petition needs to be drafted properly as averments were incoherent and the petitioner had mixed up the facts of railway accidents with road mishaps.

It had asked senior advocate Dinesh Dwivedi to assist the court on the PIL filed by Delhi-based priest Ajay Gautam who raised the issue of children, majority of them school going, becoming victims at the unmanned railway crossings.