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CM fast-tracks Kaziranga elevated corridor project, Zoos planned in Dibrugarh and Silchar

proposed elevated corridor in Kaziranga
proposed elevated corridor in Kaziranga

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reviewed the proposed Kaziranga National Park elevated corridor on Tuesday. This elevated corridor will stretch from Jakhalabandha to Bokakhat on the NH-37.

The corridor will be constructed by the PWD (Building & NH) Department, in close consultation with the Wildlife Institute of India. When completed, it will cover a length of around 35 km and will be a step forward in wildlife preservation and tourism promotion at the national park.
Notably, India’s first wildlife underpass was built in the Kanha-Pench corridor (NH 44) in late 2018 and has been hailed for reducing animal deaths in road accidents in the area.

At the review meeting, CM HBS approved the alignment of the corridor. He also directed the PWD officials to fast-track all necessary measures for the execution of the project.
The meeting was attended by officials of the Environment and Forest department and PWD (Building & NH) Departments at Janata Bhawan. Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Samir Kumar Sinha, PCCF and HoFF Alka Bhargava, and several other senior officers were also present in the meeting.

In the meeting, CM Sarma also directed the officials of the Environment and Forest Department to take speedy steps for setting up zoos in Dibrugarh and Cachar districts. He further directed the department to appoint a nodal officer for the early implementation of the same.

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