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KNP eco-sensitive zone

By Correspondent

GOLAGHAT, June 13 � After the declaration of the eco-sensitive zone of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP), the KNP authorities have decided to ban stone quarrying, timber sale and plying of vehicles inside the park.

The eco-sensitive zone will cover 500 metres of the boundary of the KNP and several rules and regulations will also be followed for the protection and preservation of the national park. This was disclosed by MK Yadava, KNP Director.

Yadava held a discussion with media persons and student leaders recently in this respect. He informed the reporters that tunnel paths would be constructed on the animal corridors from Jakhalabandha to Bokakhat. The first tunnel path will be constructed from Banglu to Amguri.

The second tunnel will be constructed from Burapahar to Deopani Bridge to Harmoti, the third from Harmoti to Bagori, the fourth will be constructed from Bagori to Haldhibari and the fifth tunnel will be constructed at Panbari. The National Highway will be closed. In these areas, there is a proposal to introduce electric and non-polluting buses and other vehicles. Tourist buses will also be allowed.

The KNP Director informed the media persons that felling of trees and stone quarrying would be totally banned in the plains and the Karbi Anglong Hills.

Meanwhile, the State Government has approved of some proposed schemes for the KNP. The KNP Director appealed to the local people to contact the park authorities on relevant issues.

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KNP eco-sensitive zone

GOLAGHAT, June 13 � After the declaration of the eco-sensitive zone of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP), the KNP authorities have decided to ban stone quarrying, timber sale and plying of vehicles inside the park.

The eco-sensitive zone will cover 500 metres of the boundary of the KNP and several rules and regulations will also be followed for the protection and preservation of the national park. This was disclosed by MK Yadava, KNP Director.

Yadava held a discussion with media persons and student leaders recently in this respect. He informed the reporters that tunnel paths would be constructed on the animal corridors from Jakhalabandha to Bokakhat. The first tunnel path will be constructed from Banglu to Amguri.

The second tunnel will be constructed from Burapahar to Deopani Bridge to Harmoti, the third from Harmoti to Bagori, the fourth will be constructed from Bagori to Haldhibari and the fifth tunnel will be constructed at Panbari. The National Highway will be closed. In these areas, there is a proposal to introduce electric and non-polluting buses and other vehicles. Tourist buses will also be allowed.

The KNP Director informed the media persons that felling of trees and stone quarrying would be totally banned in the plains and the Karbi Anglong Hills.

Meanwhile, the State Government has approved of some proposed schemes for the KNP. The KNP Director appealed to the local people to contact the park authorities on relevant issues.