As the flood situation in Assam began to deteriorate, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma asked to avoid the use of NH 715 because the flood that hit Kaziranga could cause the displacement of animals.
Recommendation by the CM
CM also recommends using NH 15 as a separate route through the North Shore because animals can run onto the road due to waterlogging in the national park, and the movement of vehicles will eventually endanger their lives.
Tweet by CM Sarma
CM Sarma tweeted “We all take pride in Kaziranga National Park. In wake of floods causing displacement of Kaziranga animals & putting them at risk, may I appeal to truck / other vehicles to avoid NH 715 for commuting between lower & upper Assam & use NH 15 through North Bank instead?”
Frightful situation of recent Assam floods
The flooding situation in Assam on Sunday has worsened.At least 258,000 people in 16 areas were affected by heavy rains and 6,200 people were forced to take refuge in rescue camps.