Both the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and the West Bengal government have suggested a three-pronged strategy to contain elephant mortality in train hit incidents, which the railways has promised to examine.

The suggestions require the railways to identify and bring more elephant corridors under speed restriction, stop night movement of goods trains through forest area and reduce their speed further during day time to 20 kmph from the present restriction of 50 kmph.

The suggestions have been made in the wake of the death of six elephants last week in West Bengal. A joint meeting was held here on Tuesday.