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Rlys plan to fence Delhi Mumbai and Delhi Kolkata tracks

Facing the perennial problem of cattle run over (CRO) cases especially with Vande bharat trains in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, Railways will now carry out fencing of at least 1,000 kilometers of track using a new design in the next 5-6 months to prevent such accidents. Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said.

The new design boundary walls can be installed very quickly and will pave way for faster fencing of railway tracks to prevent such accidents.

The Minister’s statement gains significance in the light of recent reports of such incidents involving the Vande Bharat Express train on Gandhinagar-Mumbai and in Delhi Varanasi routes and. Sections of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah stretch will be covered.

 Delhi Chennai where only slow trains operate will not be covered under the scheme

“We are working seriously on the issue of building boundary walls. We are looking at two different designs. While we have approved one, which is a sturdy wall, over the next five to six months, we plan to build 1,000 km of such walls across sections to determine if the design works,” Vaishnaw said.

Railways have been erecting concrete walls along tracks, which has not gone down well with locals and even a little gap in the wall creates bigger risk as large numbers of cattle come on to the track through such gaps.

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