Braving COVID-19 pandemic and Assam floods, Kaziranga National Park (KNP) is all set to open for visitors from October 21, a day ahead of Durga Puja celebrations.

As per reports, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is scheduled to attend the reopening ceremony of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the home to the world famous one-horned rhino.

While speaking to media, KNP director P Shivkumar informed about the following guidelines to be maintained:

  • Jeep safari will start in Kohora and Bagori Range but with 50 per cent capacity. The same rules would apply for elephant rides too.
  • Wearing face mask and face shield shall be mandatory for the tourists, KNP staff including jeep drivers, guides and other forest employees.
  • Social distancing must be maintained by the tourists while entering the park. -The National Tiger Conservation Authority has already issued the set of guidelines to all national parks that shall be uniformly followed all across the nation. -Person aged below 10 and above 65 shall not be allowed in and all vehicles entering the park shall be sanitized at the check gates.

-In case any individual has a temperature higher than normal, he/shall be immediately isolated in a dedicated room identified for this purpose and evacuated to the nearest health facility by a team and vehicle kept for the purpose.

Input: Sentinel Assam

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