Guwahati, Oct 21: Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal today threw open the famed Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve for tourists for the season by breaking a ritualistic coconut in a brief ceremony held at Kohora Range of the Park in presence of his Cabinet colleagues Chandra Mohan Patowary, Atul Bora, Keshab Mahanta and senior forest officials including the state’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF).
The Park remained out of bound for tourists since March this year when it was closed for COVID19 pandemic amid the last tourists season.
The Park has been reopened for tourists with limited access through Jeep Safari only in Kohora and Bagori Ranges under prescribed COVID19 protocols
“My heartfelt thanks to Hon'ble CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal on behalf of the entire Assam Forests & Environment Dept for giving his much valuable time today to grace the opening ceremony of @kaziranga_ . We will be ensuring all full maintenance of COVID-19 protocols for our visitors,” tweeted the state’s Environment and Forest Minister, Parimal Suklavaidya.