From left: Ganeshguri flyover; a still from Kaziranga National Park Credit: EastMojo image

Guwahati: A leading national daily seems to be changing Assam’s landscape as they decide to make a Guwahati based flyover pass through Kaziranga National Park, which is around 200 km away.

National daily Hindustan Times in a news report about the new T-wing “Ganeshguru flyover” in Guwahati city, said “The flyover over National Highway 37 (NH 37), passes through Kaziranga National Park in Assam, was built as an attempt to protect wild animals, including endangered one-horned rhinos, from being hit by vehicles.”

It also quoted Assam forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya saying, “The NH-37 is also an animal corridor and used by small and big animals, including elephants and rhinos. The main purpose for constructing the flyover is to protect the animals from being hit by vehicles while they cross the highway.”

The publication house made an embarrassing goof up by mixing Guwahati’s flyover news with a year-old report of an announcement made by the forest minister about a flyover across the national park.

A newly built 425.5 m flyover in Ganeshguri, worth Rs 58.74 Cr is in the heart of Guwahati city. It was completed after 19 months of construction and promises to ease out traffic in the crucial junction.

However, the national daily has, now, rectified the error, stating : This report has been updated to correct information relating to the location of the flyover. The error is regretted.

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