NTCA team to survey Melghat rly line from 13th

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Aug 2017 10:04:13


 

Staff Reporter,

The team will undertake survey of the 27.30 km railway line passing from Jhari gate to Dhulghat of West Melghat

IN A step to give momentum to the work of conversion of railway metre gauge line to broad gauge (Akola-Khandwa line) passing through Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), a four-member team constituted by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Delhi, will conduct feasibility assessment of the railway line from August 13 to 15.


The team consisting of Assistant Inspector General of Forest, Regional Office, Bangalore, representative of Maharashtra Chief Wildlife Warden, Dr K Ramesh, Scientist, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, and representative of the user agency will undertake survey of the 27.30 km railway line passing from Jhari gate to Dhulghat through MTR and territorial forest of West Melghat.


The team members will study about mitigation measures, wildlife accident prone jungle areas,venues for bridges, underpasses, speed of the train and other aspects and submit their report to the higher authorities of NTCA within a month.