KAZIRANGA, Sept 29 - The Deputy Commissioner of Golaghat district Gaurav Bothra formally launched an e-Niyantron App (application) for controlling the speed limit of vehicles plying on National Highway-37 adjacent to Kaziranga National Park at Bokakhat.
Talking to this Correspondent, Kaziranga DFO Rohini Saikia said that this application was developed basically to control the speed of vehicles plying on NH-37 especially during the flood season as most wild animals, including rhinos, deer and elephants prefer to cross towards the southern side of NH-37 and move to the foothills of Karbi Anglong for shelter. But at times the fleeing animals are hit and killed by speeding vehicles.
He added that forest staff deployed at one end of the highway would insert the registration number of the vehicle once it enters the corridor zone and this registration number would then automatically be reflected in the mobile app (e-Niyantron) of another forest staff guarding another location adjacent to Kaziranga National Park. If the vehicle reaches the other end before the prescribed speed limit, then penalty can be imposed on the the vehicle which violates the rule.
DFO Saikia added that this application of e-Niyantron will be easier to use and forest staff can easily use it without much manpower. This application is better than the manual time card method which forest staff used to issue during floods in the world-famed Kaziranga National Park.