Cop station, hospital plea in Kaziranga
Northeast India’s premier biodiversity research and environment conservation organisation Aaranyak has requested Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal to set up a full-fledged modern police station and a state-of-the art hospital in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and World Heritage Site in view of the global importance of the wildlife protection area and its fringes.
In a memorandum, signed by chief executive officer Bibhab Talukdar and submitted to the chief minister, the organisation has made a fervent appeal to upgrade the Kohora police outpost under the Golaghat district police jurisdiction to a full-fledged Kaziranga National Park police station with a befitting building design that reflects the park’s grandeur and essence.
Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site, is the abode of one-horned Indian rhinoceros that attracts wildlife buff, nature lovers and researchers from across the globe.
The memorandum submitted by Aaranyak said, “Kaziranga National Park in Assam is globally known for its successful conservation efforts of greater one-horned rhino. Kohora is regarded as the gateway to Kaziranga National Park. Thousands of tourists, both domestic and international, stay in lodges in and around Kohora. In view of heavy footfall of tourists as well as concern to keep constant vigil against poachers in the park, the Kohora police outpost should be upgraded to a full-fledged police station. The chief minister has been requested to set up a helpline counter for tourists in the proposed Kaziranga National Park police station for the benefit of tourists.”