Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma corridor
A view of the review meeting.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma directed the PWD officials to fast-track all the necessary measures for the execution of the proposed elevated corridor project at Kaziranga National Park.

The Assam CM’s directive came during a review meeting on the proposed elevated corridor project at Kaziranga National Park.

Chief minister Sarma also approved the alignment of the corridor.

The Assam CM reviewed the proposed elevated corridor in the National Highway-37 stretch of the Kaziranga National Park with officials of the environment & forest department and PWD (Building & NH).

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The Assam government proposed an elevated corridor in the NH-37 stretch of the world-famous national park from Jakhalabandha to Bokakhat in the Golaghat district.

The proposal of the elevated corridor was prepared by the public works department (Building & NH) in close consultation with the Wildlife Institute of India.

The corridor covers a length of around 35 km.

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According to the Assam government, if the elevated corridor comes up in the Kaziranga National Park it would boost wildlife preservation and tourism promotion at the national park.

“The Assam CM also directed the officials of the environment & forest department to take speedy steps for setting up zoos at Dibrugarh and Cachar districts and appoint a nodal officer for early implementation,” said a statement, issued by Janasanyog.

Principal secretary to the chief minister, Samir Kumar Sinha, principal secretary of environment & forest department Avinash Joshi, PCCF & HoFF Alka Bhargava, commissioner & special secretary of PWD (Building & NH) Raj Chakraborty and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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