Elephant deaths: Rail bar fencing at vulnerable points in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to avoid hitting elephants and ensure safe train operations, authorities of the Railways and the State Forest Department have decided to put up rail bar fencing at vulnerable places. The decision was taken at a coordination meeting between Railways and Forest Department at PCCF office here.

Also, it was decided that the Forest department will identify locations for underpasses, which will be constructed by Railways.

Elephant movement control room in Khurda Road Railway office and Sambalpur Railway office will be strengthened by the Forest department for better coordination, said an official who attended the meeting.

Apart from Forest department officials, Shailendra Kapil, Chief Passenger Transportation manager of Railways and Victor Joseph, Chief General Engineer of Railways were present in the coordination meeting.

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