Road sans speed breakers turns killer for wild animals

RAJKOT: A 32km stretch of resurfaced road on Mendarda-Talala route in Junagadh district, built forward of President Ram Nath Kovind’s seek advice from to Gir Sanctuary ultimate month, is turning into a demise knell for wild animals and people as neatly.

At least a dozen animals have been killed due to dashing cars on the road that now has no speed-breakers.

According to forest officials, the street has 3 forest test posts as majority of the street passes during the sanctuary space. The road, before being resurfaced, had speed-breakers every half-a-kilometer which limited the speed of cars passing via.

Animal rights activist Dharmesh Kargathra alleged, “In ultimate 15 days two jackal, four noticed deer, two mongoose, one civet and one jungle cat have died in road accidents. One particular person died on Wednesday in a road coincidence. At least six accidents involving 5 cars and one motorbike have been reported in ultimate fortnight.”


Revtubha Raijada any other activist mentioned, “According to the guideline of National Wildlife Board, in sanctuary space speed-breakers are required at every 400 meter however the resurfaced road from Mendarda to Sasan has none now.”


“Many animals have died as a result of lethargy of government departments. Is the forest division waiting for demise of leopard or lion on the road to construct the speed-breakers?” he asked.


When contacted leader conservator of forest (wildlife circle) D T Vasavda mentioned, “We have already requested state roads and building division to expedite the work of pace breakers and we are within the procedure to provide written application additionally.”


Road sans speed breakers turns killer for wild animals Road sans speed breakers turns killer for wild animals Reviewed by kailash soni on January 11, 2019 Rating: 5
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