Flood-hit animals in Kaziranga National Park are moving towards safer places

Kaziranga: Announcing that a 22-kilometre road-cum-highland would be constructed around Kaziranga Natinbal Park (KNP), Assam minister of state for environment and forests Parimal Suklabaidya has claimed that the state has earned a remarkable achievement for converting an area of 222 square kilometres into a green vegetation area.

On the side-lines of his visit to the flood-affected areas in the western range of Bagori of Kaziranga National Park, the minister on Wednesday said that the work on the proposed flyover near wildlife corridors on National Highway-37, adjacent to Kaziranga National Park, for safe passage of wild animals has been delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Flood-hit animals are taking shelter on national highways

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“Part of the survey work for the flyover has been done and remaining part would be completed once the situation becomes normal. The DPR would be prepared by the PWD after completing the necessary works,” the minister said.

Referring to the highlands constructed last year for the benefit of the flood-hit animals of the KNP, the minister said that the highlands have made the movement of wild animals easier as the animals can take shelter of these highlands during flood.Meanwhile, more than 146 camps of the Kaziranga National Park have already been inundated in floodwater. Time cards have been issued to the vehicles plying on NH-37 for the safety of wild animals; as they are moving towards higher ground crossing the national highway adjacent to Kaziranga National Park. Three hog deer have died in Kaziranga, and five were rescued. Forest guards have intensified patrolling on the highway to check poaching and capture of wild animals for illegal trade.

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Meanwhile, more than 146 camps of the Kaziranga National Park have already been inundated in floodwater. Time cards have been issued to the vehicles plying on NH-37 for the safety of wild animals; as they are moving towards higher ground crossing the national highway adjacent to Kaziranga National Park. Three hog deer have died in Kaziranga, and five were rescued. Forest guards have intensified patrolling on the highway to check poaching and capture of wild animals for illegal trade.

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