-: Sri Aruna K :-
Assam, Oct 22:
After eight long months, Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) allows tourist to visit. This official reopening ceremony was held at Mihimukh, Kohora, graced by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Parks allows both the domestic and foreign visitors. Assam Chief Minister Sonowal said that re-opening of Kaziranga would help revive Assam’s tourism sector after the COVID-19 induced lockdown. The release stated that the chief minister also “expressed optimism that the unemployed youths in and around Kaziranga would find meaningful employment again through jeep safari and other tourism activities”.
Sivakumar, the director of KNPTR said that “We closed in March itself because of the pandemic. We are shut from June to September anyway because of the floods.” This year the park faced its sixth worst flood since 1988, killing more than 150 animals, including several rhinos and hog deer.