Loco pilot stops train to allow safe passage to elephants crossing tracks

Updated: 15 November, 2020 09:59 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The train stopped immediately, waiting for the elephants to safely cross over to the other side, Goyal said while tweeting the video

A screengrab of the video shared by Piyush Goyal
A screengrab of the video shared by Piyush Goyal

After a video of an elephant stopping a bus in the middle of a road to steal food went viral, another video shared by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is winning hearts online. The video, which has now gone viral shows a loco pilot stopping the train to allow safe passage for elephants crossing the tracks.

Here's a look at the video shared by Piyush Goyal:

On Wednesday, Union Minister Piyush Goyal took to the micro-blogging site and shared a video that was filmed along the Sivok-Gulma section in West Bengal. In the 1-minute 33-seconds video clip, one can see the train suddenly halting mid-way so that three elephants, including a baby, can cross the tracks.

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"The alertness & prompt action of loco pilot & crew helped to save lives of three elephants Elephant including one baby elephant crossing rail tracks on Sivok-Gulma section in West Bengal," Goyal said while sharing the video with his followers.

He further added, "The train stopped immediately, waiting for the elephants to safely cross over to the other side." Since being shared, the video has collected over 2 lakh 55,000 views and nearly 15,000 likes. Commenting on the post one user said, "Sir please arrange for wildlife crossings in places where railway lines cross heavy forests," while another user wrote, "can we train all drivers to stay alert while passing through forested areas."

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First Published: 15 November, 2020 09:49 IST

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