Rail fence to keep jumbos off tracks?
The New Indian Express Chennai|November 29, 2021
A solution to prevent wild elephant deaths on railway tracks seems to have appeared on the horizon.
S SENTHIL KUMAR

A solution to prevent wild elephant deaths on railway tracks seems to have appeared on the horizon. State forest officials and railway officials from Kerala’s Palakkad have agreed to erect rail fences at vulnerable stretches along the track between Kanjicode and Madukkarai to prevent elephants from crossing the tracks.

They came up with the plan during a day-long discussion held on Saturday, after the death of three elephants hit by an express train near Navakkarai in Madukkarai on Friday night. As many as 11 wild elephants, including a makhna, were killed along the stretch since 2016.

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