The objective of this project is to provide an automatic railway gate at a level
crossing replacing the gates operated by the gatekeeper. It deals with two things.
Firstly, it deals with the reduction of time for which the gate is being kept closed.
And secondly, to provide safety to the road users by reducing the accidents .By the presently
existing system once the train leaves the station, the station master informs the gate
keeper about the arrival of the train through the telephone. Once the gatekeeper
receives the information, he closes the gate depending on the timing at which the train
arrives. Hence al, if the train is late due to certain reasons, then gate remain closed for a
long time causing traffic near the gates .By employing the automatic railway gate
control at the level crossing the arrival of the train is detected by the sensor
placed near to the gate. Hence, the time for which it is closed is less compared to the
manually operated gates and so reduces the human labour. This type of gates can be employed in
anunmanned level crossing where the chances of accidents are higher andr
eliable operation is required. Since, the operation is automatic; error due to manual
prevented.Automatic railway gate control is highly economical microcontrol
ler basedarrangement, designed for use in almost all the unmanned level crossings
in the country.