Drivers stopping vehicles on wildlife corridor to face fine

Chitwan National Park

RATNANAGAR, July 5: Drivers parking or stopping their vehicles in the biological corridor of the Chitwan National Park in Tikauli, Chitwan will now face action.

Chief conservation officer of Chitwan National Park, Ram Chandra Kandel said a decision has been taken to take action ranging from fine to filing case against those randomly disposing of trash, stopping or parking their vehicles and negligent in the safety of wildlife.

The CNP started conducting joint patrol establishing a post there and taking punitive action against the wrongdoers after the National News Agency (RSS) disseminated news titled ‘Security of Bio Corridor Challenging’.

The CNP, the District Forest Office, the Armed Forest Guard Training Center and the Nepalese Army would conduct joint patrolling to tighten security. Deputy conservation officer Abhinaya Pathak said the decision to this effect was taken on Tuesday.

According to him, motorcyclists will be imposed a fine of Rs 100, drivers of small vehicles Rs 500 and the drivers of large vehicles Rs 1,000 if they stop or park the vehicles in negligence.

Security teams would be mobilized from July 16 itself for taking action. However, CNP plans to inform the drivers about the measure by conducting a publicity campaign before this.

The Armed Forest Guard Training Center has also been directed to make the patrols effective by repairing the CC cameras installed inside the corridor. RSS