Rajasthan state’s Public Works Department plans to widen a road running through Sariska tiger reserve, a plan that was earlier dropped by National Highways Authority of India.
The proposal pertains to a road that cuts through the territory of two tigers ST-4 and ST-10.
“The state government’s apathy towards wildlife conservation is set to invite fury of wildlife enthusiasts who are already crying foul. When NHAI’s plans to construct the highway came to light in May, some environment activists had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to intervene because the area marked for the 20km stretch road is a heavy wildlife zone and the proposed highway will pass through the territory of two tigers, ST-4 and ST-10.
“A senior PWD officer told TOI that the proposal to construct the highway was sent to the NHAI, but the state government has taken it up.”