Damaged barrier at Supela Railway Crossing brings traffic to grinding halt

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2017 12:02:50

Staff Reporter,


A barrier on the Supela Railway Crossing snapped off this afternoon and traffic was blocked for an hour. Railway authorities attributed this to mechanical fault but for residents, who were forced to wait in the blistering hot afternoon, it was a horrifying.

The gate men present at the crossing put a slider to close the road towards sector area as such traffic jam situation occurred at the crossing.

With gate men refusing to open the gates for an hour between 12 pm and 1 pm, many commuters who were stuck in traffic jams had heated exchange of words as others looked on helplessly, while few breaking the law crossed the lines.

The elderly and children had a tough time in the heat. "Although adults can tolerate the heat and humidity, for us and even for children it was quite suffocating. When we asked the gate men how much time it will take, they kept silent", said Mahendra Singh, from Shanti Nagar.