Guwahati: Over-speeding while crossing National Highway 37 in designated nine animal corridors of Kaziranga National Park stretching from Rangalu to Borjuri will now attract the violation of the provision of under section 144 CrPC from June 10, 2022, onwards, said the divisional forest officer, Eastern Assam Wildlife Division, Kaziranga National Park.
In a press statement, the office of the divisional forest officer stated that every vehicle which is challaned, particularly for over-speeding and for killing/injured animals would be fined on environmental compensation of Rs 5000 per incident, over and above the amount to be paid for an offence under Motor Vehicle Act.
“To ensure smooth and accident-free movement of wild animals while crossing National Highway 37 in the same stretch, six animal sensor cameras have been installed and will be operational with effect from June 10, 2022. The animal sensor cameras are equipped with ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognizing) with Radar for determination of speed,” reads the press statement.
The Kaziranga National Park authority further stated that all commuters are mandated to abide by the maximum speed limit of 40 km/hour in all animal corridors of Kaziranga National Park in the interest of the safety of wild animals.