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200 trains affected in the first 9 days of October due to cattle cutting on the tracks, the figure of the year is shocking

New Delhi: In the first nine days of October, 200 trains have been affected due to the cattle being hit by the train on the tracks. According to Indian Railways data, 4,000 trains have been affected due to cattle ramming on the tracks so far this year. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Vande Bharat Express train has been affected the most by such incidents. This train service, which started from October 1, has faced problems thrice so far due to cattle slashing and damage to the train.

Officials say that in places where there is a high probability of such incidents, railways have erected boundary walls around the tracks, but it is not possible to enclose thousands/millions of kilometers long tracks spread across the country, as in many places it is located in residential areas. pass through.

An official said that the railways have identified places where incidents of cattle slaughter have increased and cordon is being done there. He said that 40 per cent of the fencing work has been completed at these places.

Amitabh Sharma, Executive Director, Information and Publicity Department, Indian Railways said, “Railways is making all efforts to bring down the incidents of cattle slaughter on the tracks. We are marking the places where such incidents happen. We are inspecting those places and trying to find out the reason behind these incidents. Sometimes there are causes that can be resolved, but sometimes there is no obvious cause. Still, our team goes to the nearby villages and talks to the sarpanch there. We explain to the villagers about the damage caused by cattle slicing on the tracks.

Sharma said, “At times it appears that illegal paths have been constructed between the tracks. Sometimes, there is a need for fencing at many places.

The places that have been identified in view of these incidents in the areas of North-Central Railway and Northern Railway are… Between Alam Nagar to Shahjahanpur, between Alam Nagar to Lucknow in Lucknow Division.

In Indian Railways in 2020-21, there were 26,000 incidents of cattle bites on tracks, out of which 6,500 have been reported in North-Central Railway. This section of the Indian Railways is the most affected by the incidents of cattle bites on the tracks. Under this, more than 3,000 km of railway line of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah corridors are covered.

It consists of Agra, Jhansi and Prayagraj divisions and has to pass through it to reach the northern parts of the country from eastern India.

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