Parts of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam have been submerged by the rising water of the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries.
Wild animals of the National Park were seen moving to higher grounds by crossing National Highway 37.
To minimize the risk of animals getting hit by speeding vehicles, the Kaliabor sub-division administration in Nagaon district has imposed a speed limit in the movement of vehicles.
The administration issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 (1) of CrPC in the area from Amguri to Bagori, including the highway stretch running through it.
As per the prohibitory orders, the speed of the vehicles must not exceed 40 kmph and assembly of five or more persons shall not take place.
Parking heavy vehicles in front of dhabas or restaurants and stopping light motor vehicles in the area at night without any valid reason or honking horns loudly is prohibited, said the order.
Emergency services, including police, security forces, forest officials and COVID duty personnel, have been exempted from the purview of the order.