Assam: 35 km-long corridor to be constructed at Kaziranga National Park
To boost wildlife preservation and tourism at Kaziranga National Park, an elevated corridor measuring 35 km from Jakhalabandha to Bokakhat may soon come up at the national park.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Tuesday, reviewed the proposed elevated corridor project at the NH-37 stretch of Kaziranga National Park with officials of Environment & Forest and PWD (Building & NH) Departments.
Following the review, the chief minister approved the alignment of the corridor and directed the PWD officials to fast-track all required measures for the execution of the project.
Sarma also directed the officials of the Environment & Forest Department to take rapid steps for setting up zoos at Dibrugarh and Cachar districts and appoint a nodal officer for early implementation.
Reportedly, once completed, the elevated corridor would considerably help animals cross the NH 37 to Karbi Hills and enter Kaziranga without any injury. For vehicles passing through Kaziranga, it would become less worrisome as the park has several restrictions in place, especially during the summer season.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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