Just days after the Assam Government announced plans of starting helicopter tourism at the Kaziranga National Park, Bollywood actor Dia Mirza has reacted to proposed plans. 

Dia Mirza said she feels that starting helicopter tourism in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) would disturb peace in the area. 

Dia Mirza took to Twitter to express her views. She said: “Why would one even come up with a plan like this? How is disrupting the peace of a place with a noisy helicopter an ‘attraction’ for tourists? Leave our forests alone please.” 

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In another tweet, Dia Mirza urged Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to reconsider the Government’s decision of introducing ‘helicopter tourism’ in KNP.

@himantabiswa please leave our forests alone. Our flora and fauna can do well without such disruptions. Deeply concerned about the increased risk from poachers due to this aerial footage shared,” Mirza twweted.

The Assam government recently decided to set up two helipads at the periphery of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve to promote tourism.  

It was expected that the Assam government’s plan to promote “helicopter tourism” to Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve is likely to witness strong opposition from conservationists and wildlife lovers. 

A video of the helicopter journey shared by the chief minister on social media platforms showed that a large group of wild animals, including wild buffalos ran helter-skelter inside the Kaziranga National Park because of the high decibel sound of the flying helicopter. 

From the video, it was apparent that the helicopter was flying at a height of 400 to 500 feet above the ground level, and caught the wild animals unpredictably nervous. 


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