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Railways unique initiative to protect cattle from being crushed will build 1,000 km of wall along the track – News18 Hindi

New Delhi: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said on Wednesday that the Railways will build 1,000 km of walls in the next six months in those parts of its network where more cases of cattle crushing by trains are being reported. According to official data, the operation of about 200 trains was affected in the first nine days of October due to the arrival of cattle on the tracks. So far this year, around 4,000 trains have been affected in this way.

Vaishnav said, ‘We are seriously thinking about building a wall on the railway route. We are considering two different designs. We have given approval to build a strong wall in the next five to six months and if the design works, we are planning to build such a wall in a length of 1,000 km. He also said that traditional walls will not solve the problem of cattle being run over by trains.

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The front part of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Vande Bharat Express train, which started on October 1, was damaged in three incidents of cattle collision in the first nine days of the month.

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