Indian Railways looks to save elephants: As elephants being mowed down by trains has been a major issue for Indian Railways’ Moradabad division, the national transporter is replicating its “highly successful” ‘Plan Bee’ model from the Northeast.
This plan, hopes Indian Railways, will help ward off elephants from railway tracks between Haridwar to Dehradun by playing the buzzing sound of bees. Indian Railways has started using loudspeakers to play the sound of bees to drive elephants away from railway tracks when trains are approaching. According to a TOI report, at least four elephants were killed by trains in separate incidents in the state of Uttarakhand this year.
Indian Railways has installed loudspeakers on tracks that pass through Rajaji National Park between Haridwar and Dehradun crossing. As many as 7 loudspeakers have been set up at Raiwala, Motichur and Kansro railway stations. Read More