The management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, has appealed to motorists not to ignore the overpasses along railway corridors as they are constructed to ensure their safety.
According to the Corporation, the modernization policy of the railway services by the Federal government, had put into consideration the safety of motorists and trains hence the construction of overpasses at diffent locations along the railway corridors.
The Corporation in a statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations Mallam Yakub Mahmood, said, in particular there are two constructed over passes at diffent locations within the Kubwa environs for ease and safety of crossing railway lines of Abuja – Kaduna train service.
The Corporation noted that motorists for reasons best known to them avoid using them but instead resort to using illegally constructed level crossing which constitute danger to them.
Recently, a Principal Accountant with NTA 5, Abuja, Mrs Salmat Idowu Sulaiman using one of the illegal constructed level crossing had a collision with an Abuja–Kaduna train in which she lost her life.