Guwahati, July 20: In order to reduce the threat to life of wild animals from Kaziranga National Park (KNP) who often face hazards while crossing the high-speed National Highway 37 passes along the southern boundary of the Park, Assam government is planning to build a 35 kilometer elevated corridor along the highway to better protect animals of the National Park.
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and Assam PWD (Building and NH) have prepared a project on the proposed elevated corridor along the NH37 in Kaziranga National Park area covering the 35 kilometer stretch from Jakhalabandha (West) to Bokakhat (East).
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today reviewed the proposed elevated corridor project in a meeting with officials of Environment & Forest and PWD (Building & NH) Departments at Janata Bhawan here. Besides giving a boost to efforts to protect wildlife, the project is expected to further promote tourism in the much visited rhino abode.
After reviewing the proposal, the CM approved the alignment of the corridor and directed the PWD officials to fast-track all necessary measures for execution of the project.
The CM also directed the officials of Environment & Forest Department to take speedy steps for setting up zoos at Dibrugarh and Cachar districts and appoint a nodal officer for early implementation.