Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Credit: Twitter

Braving COVID-19 pandemic and Assam floods, Kaziranga National Park (KNP) is all set to open for visitors from October 21, a day ahead of Durga Puja celebrations.

Acording to reports, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be present during the reopening ceremony of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Further, KNP director P Shivkumar informed media that jeep safari will also start in Kohora and Bagori Range.

The KNP director has earlier said that upon reopening, new set of rules and regulations will be imposed in accordance with the Center’s directives. For jeep safari and elephant rides, only about 50 per cent of the usual capacity will be allowed. Wearing face mask and face shield will be mandatory for the tourists, and KNP staff, including jeep drivers, guides and other forest employees.

“The National Tiger Conservation Authority has already issued the set of guidelines to all national parks that shall be uniformly exercised all across the country,” added Shivkumar.

Other COVID guidelines like maintaining social distancing, frequent sanitisation of hands, vehicles etc will be followed.

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