Railway’s big plan to prevent cattle accidents from rail, will build 1000 km boundary wall

  Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav - India TV Hindi News

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Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav

Indian Railways keeps on making many new changes from time to time for the safety and convenience of the passengers. Now, in this episode, keeping in mind the safety of the passengers, the Railways has decided to lay siege of 1000 kilometer railway track in the next 6 months. This was announced by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav on Wednesday. He said the railways would build 1,000 km of boundary walls in those parts of its network where maximum cases of cattle hitting trains have been reported.

900 cases of cattle collision in 9 days

According to official data, in the first 9 days of October, around 200 such cases were reported where trains were affected due to collision with cattle. At the same time, 4 thousand such cases have come to the fore this year. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has said that ‘Ministry of Railways is working seriously on the issue of track safety. Two different designs have been prepared for this. One of these designs has been approved.

Siege of 1000 km track will take 6 months

He said that in the next five to six months, 1,000 km of track would be cordoned off for testing the design. He also said that the boundary wall built in the traditional way is not the solution to the problem of cattle hitting trains. Due to this the people of the village may have to face trouble.

This zone of railway is most affected

The North Central Railway zone is the most affected. Where in 2020-21, out of total 26,000 cases of cattle collision, more than 6,500 cases have been registered. It covers 3,000 km of track and hosts parts of the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah corridors. It includes divisions like Agra, Jhansi and Prayagraj and trains running from east here go to northern parts of India.

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