First build safe animal passages, then lay bullet train lines: Wildlife board


First build safe animal passages, then lay bullet train lines: Wildlife board

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project moved a step closer to reality, after the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) cleared construction work in and around wildlife zones in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), but only after the builders create safe passages across the railway line for wild animals.

The wildlife board is one of several agencies that need to approve the construction work.

The 52nd meeting of the board, chaired by Union environment minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, decided the state government would give permission to start work only after the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is building the railway line, submits a detailed animal passage plan based on guidelines by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun. Read More

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