Prevention of Accidents using Automated Railway Crossing System
Chetana Tukkoji1, Mahidhar R2, Mahesh Krishna V3, Shashank D4, Vedanth S5

1Dr. Chetana Tukkoji*, Dept. of CSE, GITAM University, Bengaluru, India.
2Mahidhar R, Dept. of CSE, GITAM University, Bengaluru, India.
3Mahesh Krishna V, Dept. of CSE, GITAM University, Bengaluru, India.
4Shashank D, Dept. of CSE, GITAM University, Bengaluru, India. Email:
5Vedanth S, Dept. of CSE, GITAM University, Bengaluru, India.
Manuscript received on January 23, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 29, 2020. | PP: 4226-4229 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February 2020. | Retrieval Number:  C6247029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C6247.029320
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Abstract: Railways is the most prominent mode of transport across the country, which reaches every corner of the country. Accidents have been a major headache to the Indian Railway. Accidents that have been occurring at the railway crossing is increasing marginally at a higher rate. Therefore, new technology needs to be considered that is reliable, effective and functional for automatic railway gate closure. This Automatic railway gate crossing is an IR sensors based system. This system is implemented using IoT technology. Whenever the train base is sensed by the IR sensor (placed at around 1.5 km distance away from the railway gates) the microcontroller (Arduino Nano) activates the closure of gates that are connected to the driver circuit operated by DC motors. This system also detects obstacles(vehicles) using IR sensors (placed at the railway gates) that are preventing the closure of railway gates and alerts the train accordingly, then the train is mechanically slowed down or stopped if necessary. This system is developed to be a fail-proof system to avoid accidents at the railway crossing.
Keywords: Internet of Things, Automated Railway Gates, Transportation, Microcontroller, Arduino Nano, Sensors, Driver circuit, DC motors.