The central government has informed that the number of elephants killed in train accidents has increased in the last 3 years.
Elephants continue to die in train accidents in various parts of the country. In 2021, 19 elephants died after being hit by a train. In 2020, 16 elephants died in train accidents. In 2019, 10 elephants were killed by a train. Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav informed the Parliament about the elephants who died in train accidents. These details were given in response to a question sent by DMK member Ramalingam during the monsoon session.
Due to the increase in elephant deaths, there is a growing demand to build tunnels for elephants to cross the railway tracks safely. As elephants travel long distances in search of food and water, they often cross railway tracks. Due to this, the incidents of elephants being killed by train collisions are increasing in various parts of the country.
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