Indian Railways has come up with an initiative to save lives of elephants dying on railway tracks. Rangapara North region railways have discovered a wonderful technique to ward off the elephants that come close to the railway tracks while grazing and becoming prey to speedy train sometimes. Under this innovative move, a buzzing sound of bees is played with the help of loudspeakers alongside these tracks that makes the elephants run away from near the railway track.
This new technique of keeping elephants away from railway track has brought down the number of elephant death due to speeding trains remarkably in this area.
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This has come as a relief since a couple of days the record of cattle deaths especially the cows on the railway tracks had made headlines. The number of cows death due to speeding train has increased remarkably when compared to last few years.
So far 1,300 cases of accidents of cattle by speeding train have been registered in the North Central Railway division since April making it 271 per cent rise from 349 cattle deaths during this period.
Indian Railways has recorded the rise of cattle deaths over 10,105 making it jump of 362 per cent. Since April 2018, 6,900 cattle have been registered dead because of speeding trains making it increase of 112 per cent in 2015-16.