Vande Bharat Express Mumbai-Ahmedabad route: Railways Begins Fencing; Know Why

Indian railways has commenced work of erecting metal barriers along the more than 620-km-long Mumbai-Ahmedabad route to prevent cattle run-over incidents

Vande Bharat: Railways
begins fencing

Ashwini Vaishnaw
shares fencing video

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday shared a 19-second video in which fencing can be seen. "Fencing on Vande Bharat routes started," he tweeted

Fencing underway
on Ankleshwar-Bharuch

Western Railways Chief Spokesperson Sumit Thakur said the work of erecting metal beam fencing has commenced on the Ankleshwar-Bharuch section under the Vadodara division

Fencing to cover
length of 622 km

The metal fencing, which will cover a length of 622 km, is expected to be completed in the next 4 to 5 months. The entire project will cost Rs 245.26 crore

Steel guardrails
used for fencing

The railways is using guardrails made of steel instead of concrete walls for the fencing work. The fencing is very robust as it consists of two W-beams

68 cattle-hit incidents
in 6 months 

On December 14, 2022, Ashwini Vaishnaw informed that Vande Bharat Express recorded 68 incidents of animal hits since June 1, 2022

Notices issued to
village heads

After several cattle-hit incidents, the Railway Protection Force issued notices to village heads asking them not to allow the animals to roam near the tracks

Funding for
Vande Bharat

A budgetary support of Rs 30,000 cr-Rs 35,000 cr can be provisioned to strengthen railway infra so that Vande Bharat trains can be run at a speed of 200 kmph, reported a newspaper recently

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