Section 144 CrPC has been imposed by the magistrate of the Bokakhat sub-division in the animal corridor of Kaziranga National Park to protect the wild animals on National Highway 37 during the floods.
The key decision was taken keeping in mind the safety of the animals, as animals migrate during the flood season and there had been past incidents where animals were killed by speedy vehicles. Most of the animals come out of the national park and take shelter in the high places in the adjoining areas crossing the NH 37.
According to the order issued by the magistrate Bipul Das, the vehicles will not be allowed to ply on the NH 37, from the animal corridor at Panbari to Haldhibari at a speed not more than 40 km per hour.
Heavy vehicles are not allowed to park in front of the hotels and restaurants along the National Highway in the restricted area. If anyone violates the order, the administration will take appropriate action against the violators under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.