In a bid to check accidental deaths of animals near Kaziranga National Park, the Assam government informed the National Green Tribunal that a budgetary allocation of Rs 11 crore has been cleared by the assembly to install sensor-operated automated traffic barriers.

The state government informed also said that the amount would be released immediately. The tendering process for installation of the barriers in six areas inside the park has already been initiated and the date of opening of tender is May 14. The matter will now be heard on July 18.

The tribunal had earlier rejected the Assam government’s proposal to engage manpower instead of installing sensor-operated traffic barriers to control the accidental deaths of animals near the Kaziranga National Park.

It may be mentioned that many cases of animal deaths take place after being hit vehicles as they move towards highlands crossing the national highway during floods.