The Forest Department in Assam has installed speed metres in Kaziranga along National Highway 37 to keep a check on over speeding vehicles. 

Notably, hundreds of wild animals in Kaziranga, every year, lose their lives after being hit by over speeding vehicles. 

National Highway 37 traverses through the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. 

With the advent of monsoon, several parts of the Kaziranga National Park are already reeling under water. 

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Floods in part of Kaziranga have forced the wild animals of the National Park to come out of their natural habitat and take shelter by the side of the National Highway 37. 

Installation of speed metres would ensure that over speeding vehicles do not hit the wild animals of the National Park, while they are taking refuge along the Highway. 

Kaziranga National Park falls under the jurisdictions of three Assam districts – Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon. 

Recently, the Nagaon and Golaghat district administrations had announced speed limits for vehicles plying along the National Highway 37. 

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