Assam CM reviews proposed project for the elevated corridor at Kaziranga National Park

Guwahati, July 21: Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma took a review of the proposed elevated corridor at the NH-37 stretch of Kaziranga National Park from Jakhalabandha to Bokakhat with officials of Environment & Forest and PWD (Building & NH) Departments at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati.

The proposal of the elevated corridor at the NH-37 stretch of Kaziranga National Park prepared by the PWD (Building & NH) Department in close consultation with the Wildlife Institute of India covers a length of around 35 km with a view to boosting wildlife preservation and tourism promotion at the national park.

After reviewing the proposal, the Assam CM approved the alignment of the corridor and directed the PWD officials to fast-track all necessary measures for the execution of the project.

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The CM also directed the officials of the Environment & Forest Department to take speedy steps for setting up zoos at Dibrugarh and Cachar districts and appoint a nodal officer for early implementation.

Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Samir Kumar Sinha, Principal Secretary of Environment & Forest Department Avinash Joshi, PCCF & HoFF Alka Bhargava, Commissioner & Special Secretary of PWD (Building & NH) Raj Chakraborty and other senior officers were present in the meeting.