SMS alerts for train drivers about wild elephants

SMS alerts for train drivers about wild elephants

SMS alerts for train drivers about wild elephants

Written by Staff Writer

08 Dec, 2018 | 4:03 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – The Department of Railways is preparing to launch a program to alert train drivers and engineers about wild elephants roaming close to railway tracks via SMS.

The program will commence on Monday and it is one of the recommendations made by the committee appointed to prevent the deaths of wild elephants by trains accidents.

A 24-hour operations center is to be set up to coordinate the SMS service.

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