Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told Parliament yesterday that strong laws would be introduced to curb grave accidents at unprotected railway crossings.
The Minister said a fine of Rs. 25,000 would be introduced for walking along railway lines and driving without heeding warning signs.
Answering a question raised by EPDP leader Douglas Devananda, the Minister said there were 876 unprotected level crossings which would have signal lights installed within the next two years
He added that a proposal had been made to pay an allowance of Rs. 22,500 to those who volunteered to guard the unprotected level crossings.