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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said it has begun construction of underground pass and overhead bridges at the 11 level crossings across Lagos State to avoid accident.

The Managing Director of the corporation, Fidet Okhiria, said this in Lagos on Tuesday.

“We are going to have 11 flyovers within Lagos and we cannot do all at the same time. We are constructing them in batches. Before now, we constructed barriers and they were vandalised; we even constructed automatic barriers which were also vandalised.

“Although we have been repairing them, especially the automatic barriers, they do not last for a week after such repairs. It is either they hit the barriers with vehicles or people vandalise them overnight,” he said.

Okhiria said the NRC management had planned to get gatemen to stop vehicles and avoid accidents while passing through the level crossings.

He said that NRC would deploy men and technology to alert road users whenever trains approached the level crossings.

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