Army May Build Bailey Bridges In Kaziranga
The Army may assist in the construction of Bailey bridges in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve to allow forest guards to move more quickly in strategic, vulnerable regions of the one-horned rhino realm.
Points to Ponder:
- The Indian Army has been asked to assist the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in building three Bailey bridges within the park.
- The bridges would replace flood-prone timber structures in the park’s most vulnerable locations and increase communication in inaccessible places.
- The bridges will be between 30 and 100 meters long and 4 meters broad.
- The request was submitted during the Eastern Command chief’s recent visit to Kaziranga.
- The Army will assess the proposal’s practicality and decide how to proceed.
- The bridges are expected to aid cooperation among forest rangers stationed at anti-poaching stations throughout the park.
- There are 223 anti-poaching camps in Kaziranga, many of which are swamped during floods.
Kaziranga National Park
- Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Indian state of Assam.
- The park is 889.51 square kilometers in size and is home to the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses.
- Other endangered species found there include tigers, elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer.
- Kaziranga is located on the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River, which floods every year during the monsoon season.
- The park was founded in 1905 to conserve the one-horned rhinoceros, which at the time was on the verge of extinction.
- Kaziranga is notable for its extensive biodiversity, with over 450 species of birds documented in the park, in addition to its animals
- Kaziranga is open to visitors from November to April, with December and January being the busiest months.
- The park provides elephant and jeep safaris, as well as bird watching and cultural visits to the surrounding villages.
- Kaziranga is a popular tourist attraction in India and is regarded as one of the best-managed national parks in the country.