Railways Minister informs Railway is mulling to implement ‘Plan Bee’ to keep away elephants from railway tracks

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Railways Minister informs Railway is mulling to implement ‘Plan Bee’ to keep away elephants from railway tracks


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Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw informed that Railway is mulling to implement ‘Plan Bee’ throughout the country to keep away elephants from railway tracks.

Addressing the media after inspecting passenger amenities at Guwahati Railway Station yesterday, Vaishnaw said that ‘Plan Bee’ adopted by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is a unique method to keep elephants away from railway tracks and as it is a success story, plans are afoot to implement it all over the country to save the precious lives of elephants.

The Union Minister also informed that work for double railway line upto Guwahati station will start very soon.

Plan Bee is an amplifying system imitating the buzz of a swarm of honey bees to keep elephants from getting killed on the railway tracks. Through this device, the buzzing sound of bees is audible from a distance of over 400 meters.

So far, the device has been installed at 56 locations under the NFR jurisdiction, where the train lines cut through forests or elephant habitats. The first such device was installed at the level crossing gate NN-274 between Azara and Kamakhya station under the Rangiya division.

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