TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta - Out of 480 railway crossings in Region 6 Yogyakarta, 348 crossings are unguarded and 113 officially guarded, said Agus Komaruddin, PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) Head of Public Relations at Division of Operation.
In the meantime, the city has 9 illegal railway crossings – 5 in Central Java and 4 in Yogyakarta. The city had 14 underpass railway crossings and 5 flyover railway crossings, while Central Java has 9 underpass railway crossings and 6 flyover railway crossings.
"The official railway crossing is the one that has a license from the regional government," said Agus, adding the official but unguarded railway crossing also has a siren, a lamp, and other traffic equipments.
Agus also called on the people to be cautious when crossing unguarded railway crossings.
A staff of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) has died yesterday after being hit by Logawa train from Jember heading to Purwokerto. The incident happened at the west of a railway crossing on Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto, Tegalrejo, Yogyakarta.
The man has been identified as Suryadi (42), a security guard at the university. Police were investigating the case. "The man sustained injury in the head," said the police spokesman, Adj. Agus Suwarto.