December 4, 2019
Pratima Mondal asks a Question on railway accidents
FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTION
The minister in his reply stated that the steps taken by the zonal railways to curb the death of animals while crossing railway tracks. Provision for fencing at isolated locations, honeybee sound system have been installed at locations, which are prone to crossing of elephants.
Sir, I would like to draw the attention of this House that Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar areas in West Bengal have a large wildlife population and comprise nine forest divisions. I would like to know from the Hon’ble Railway Minister, through you Sir, whether these areas have been fenced and protected. How many of the honey-bee sound systems have been installed? Is there any work still left to be done?
Thank you, Sir.
SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTION
Sir, I have asked especially about West Bengal forest areas. I am not satisfied with the answer you have given.
Sir, especially in the winter season, due to smog, the visibility is almost nil and that creates problems for the drivers. This is the main reason for such accidents. In order to avoid such accidents, guards are supposed to be present for alerting the drivers to avoid accidents.
So, I would like to know how any such cases have come up and what steps have been taken against them?