Road widening of NH48 a threat to wildlife: Experts

  • | Tuesday | 16th April, 2019

As per the forest department on an average around two leopards get killed annually and several get injured while crossing highways along NH48, Ghodbunder road, Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. BIG CONCERNAs per the forest department on an average around two leopards get killed annually and several get injured while crossing highways along NH48, Ghodbunder road, Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. "Post road widening the number of vehicles will also increase so will the speeds, which will put leopards and other wildlife at greater risks than before of being hit. The on-going road widening work along the two kilometre stretch between Fountain hotel and Kashmira Naka, which is part of the NH8- Mumbai Ahmedabad highway project has left wildlife experts as well as enthusiasts worried. Several portions along this stretch are frequently used by wildlife including leopards for crossing over, and lack of any safe passage post the widening will increase their chances of being run over.

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