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May 31 (02:18)   After 3 elephant deaths on tracks, U’khand forest department and railways to jointly patrol jungles, reduce speed of trains near forests

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NAINITAL: Three elephant deaths on railway tracks in the state this year have prompted the forest department and the Indian Railways to take a slew of measures to prevent such fatalities. At a recent meeting between officials of the forest department and the railways in Haldwani, it was decided that joint patrolling of animal corridors would be conducted and speed of trains near forests would be capped at 35 km per hour. The officials have also decided to conduct a joint survey on vulnerable railway tracks and prepare a report to tackle the issue besides fining those who dump waste near tracks which attracts animals. Five tracks in Kumaon division - Lalkuan to Rudrapur, Lalkuan to Kiccha, Ramnagar to Kashipur, Lalkuan to Bajpur and Tanakpur to Khatima - will be surveyed between June 5 and June 10. Jai Raj, head of Uttarakhand forest force, told TOI, “Elephant deaths are...
a matter of great concern to us. We held a meeting with the railway officials and reached consensus on various points, including joint survey of tracks, establishing an information system, monitoring tracks and many more to prevent any loss of wildlife through railway accidents.” The meeting came a week after an elephant died in Lalkuan in Nainital district after getting hit by a train engine. A total of three elephant deaths have been reported in the past three months after the animals were hit by trains on railway tracks. The proposed measures apart from reducing the speed include building a platform near railway tracks making it easier to cross for the wild animals where the movement of elephants and other animals is frequent. Dumping of food and other waste was also discussed in the meeting by railway caterers to which officials from both sides agreed to check this practice which is illegal. Jai Raj added, “We also reached an agreement on a proposal to clear trees that hinder visibility of the locomotive pilot. Also, we will intensify our patrolling and if we spot any movement of animals on the tracks, we will inform the railways department for requisite action such as slowing or even stopping the train.” V K Gupta, additional divisional railway manager, Izzatnagar, Bareilly, said, “We have reached a consensus on various points, including a joint survey. The survey will be conducted on five key tracks in the Kumaon region. We will also work on the rest of the points simultaneously to ensure swift implementation.”

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