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Implementation of Sarai Act at Kaziranga mooted

By Correspondent

KOHORA, Nov 8 � With an aim to maintaining uniformity and ensuring an enjoyable trip to tourists at the Kaziranga National Park, the Bokakhat subdivisional administration recently convened a meeting of all the local hoteliers at its conference hall to discuss the issues related to the Sarai Act (Amended), 1891.

The Sarai Act was formulated during the British rule and deals basically with guest houses, hotels and any other rest houses where any traveller may stay by making payment. Since most of the hotels and resorts are yet to be registered under this Act, the Government felt it necessary to implement the Sarai Act for the benefit of both the owners as well as guests visiting the Kaziranga National Park.

The SDO (Civil) of Bokakhat, Mrigesh Narayan Baruah explained in detail the clauses of the Sarai Act to the owners and representatives of the hotels and resorts.

The State Government is concerned about the wildlife corridors at Kaziranga since some vested interests have already blocked the vital corridors in the Kanchanjuri and Bagori areas of Kaziranga in the interest of setting up some commercial establishments.

Baruah also sought suggestions from the local people to promote other activities in the Kaziranga National Park, apart from regular jeep and elephant safaris so that the visiting tourists could utilise their trips more gainfully while visiting Kaziranga.

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