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Indian Railways intends to fence tracks to prevent cattle run-over incidents 

According to officials, following the recent incident of the Vande Bharat (VB) Express ramming into cattle, Indian Railways has decided to modify the proposed barrier structures between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, including moving them closer to the railways and ensuring that level crossings are properly sealed.

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: According to officials, following the recent incident of the Vande Bharat (VB) Express ramming into cattle, Indian Railways has decided to modify the proposed barrier structures between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, including moving them closer to the railways and ensuring that level crossings are properly sealed.

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The decision was taken as a result of some incidents where the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Vande Bharat (VB) Express ran over cattle on its 525-kilometer journey, killing animals and damaging the trains as well.

A railway official stated, “The ministry has chosen to install boundary walls closer to the tracks in order to ensure adequate fencing and minimise any inconveniences.”

The Ahmedabad-Vadodara-Mumbai section of the Western Railway has been asked by the railway board to install fencing that is appropriately adjusted and designed based on the NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) crash barrier for roughly 400 km to prevent cattle and human run over cases, according to a letter issued by the Railway Board to the Western Railways division.

“The distance of the fencing from the centerline of the nearest track will range from 4.5m to 7m,” the letter added.

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The Vande Bharat Express train was damaged three times due to collisions with cattle on the track while it was running at a speed of 160 km/hr.

It also added that the fencing work should be such that it seals “the entry to track at level crossings, ROB (flyovers), RUB (underpasses), bridges, and locations with required access control.”

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