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Gajraj System: AI-Based Elephant Protection on Indian Railways

Gajraj System: AI-Based Elephant Protection on Indian Railways
  • The Indian Railways has initiated a pioneering step towards wildlife conservation by deploying the “Gajraj system,” an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solution designed to prevent elephant fatalities on railway tracks. This surveillance system is being implemented along a 700-kilometer stretch with  a cost of Rs181 crore in forest areas to alert locomotive pilots of elephants’ presence on the tracks, thereby mitigating the risk of collisions.

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Technology and Accuracy

  • System Name: Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
  • Accuracy: 99.5% in detecting elephant presence on tracks
  • Deployment Date: December 2022
  • Components: Sensors to identify the movement of wild animals
  • Alert Recipients: Control offices, station masters, gatemen, and loco pilots
  • Alerts Issued: 9,768 alerts from December 2022 to July, averaging 41 alerts daily
  • Zero Collisions: No train-elephant collisions reported in the 11 corridors since deployment
Published date : 07 Dec 2023 10:43AM

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