Kanchanjuri animal corridor in Kaliabar in Nagaon district. Image: (Special arrangement.)

An environmental activist has alleged that construction activities being carried out in the private land inside the animal corridors near Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam.

Activist Rohit Choudhury in a letter to Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Saturday claimed a building and a concrete approach road were being built in Kanchanjuri animal corridor next to National Highway 37 under Kaliabor revenue circle in Nagaon district.

Choudhury alleged that construction activities being carried out in the animal corridor in violation of a Supreme Court order.

“It is apparent the district administrations of Nagaon, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and KNP authorities have turned a blind eye to rampant construction activities in blatant violation of SC order,” the letter says.

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On April 12 last year, acting on an application by Choudhury, the SC had “restrained” all kind of mining and related activities along the southern boundary of KNP and in the entire catchment area of rivers/streams and rivulets originating in Karbi Anglong hill ranges and flowing into the park.

In his letter, Choudhury urged the chief secretary to stop the illegal construction activity in the Kanchanjuri animal corridor and get it demolished.

He also sought action against forest, civil and police administration officials for failing to enforce the SC order.

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