Assam: Mobile-based app introduced to check vehicles speed at Kaziranga
GUWAHATI: Kaziranga National Park (KNP) will be using mobile-based apps to check the speed of vehicles passing along NH-37 to avoid animal casualties especially during floods.
KNP officials said that the National Informatics Centre in Golaghat has developed mobile-based apps which will eleminate the manual process of maintaining vehicle speed when animals cross the highway for highlands during floods.
The app will be put on trial before the intensity of floods in
During high floods, KNP imposes a speed limit of 40 km/hr on vehicles plying on the 60-km stretch of the highway that passes along the southern boundary of the park.
The speed restriction will be applicable from the Amguri point to Panbari point, covering a distance of 60 km.
Once the restriction comes into force, KNP authorities have decided to slap a fine of Rs 5,000 for violating the prescribed speed limit.