Every year at least a dozen elephants are mowed down in railway tracks in India. Well, I have read that it’s impossible for the trains to stop even after seeing the elephants on the track but is that reason enough for the railway department or forest department to shrug off their moral obligation?
There hast to be a way to stop it! after all elephants cant sneak their way to the tracks, they have to be visible or some device can be used to send signals to nearby cabins if a herd/ or a single one is roaming too near to the tracks, after all their weight can be used as the signal of their proximity.
The areas that are elephant corridors can place devices that will signal the cabins about the herds and after that they can be scared off or the trains can be warned about their presence nearby so they drive cautiously.
I hope that the forest department and railway collaborate, think and find out a way! The sooner the better!
SOURCE: Source of all this writings is internet, newspapers. Mostly from the Hindu, Outlook, Indian Express, Science Daily etc.