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Tourism potential in KNP Sixth Extension discussed
 BISWANATH CHARIALI, Oct 26 - The authorities in Kaziranga National Park are going to make elaborate arrangements to expand the sixth extension of the national park covering from Bhomoraguri, Tezpur to Gamiri, Gohpur as a tourist spot.

A high-level meeting was held on Friday at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Biswanath in this regard with Pabitra Ram Khound, Deputy Commissioner, Biswanath in the chair. According to official sources, a jeep safari will be started very soon at Panpur, Biswanath and ten vehicles are to be utilised at the initial stage with the help of Kaziranga Jeep Safari Association for the purpose. Subsequently, a river cruise service will also be started from Biswanath Ghat to Diffalu, Agaratoli and Silghat ranges of the Kaziranga National Park.

The meeting thoroughly discussed tourism potentialities in this great northern area falling under the Sixth Extension where a large number of historic temples, tea gardens, ethnic culture, food, the scenic beauty of Arunachal Pradesh etc., are widely available to lure tourists. It was also decided to create a ‘Tourism Circuit’ covering these areas for better management.

The meeting was conducted by Mukut Das, Divisional Forest Officer, Biswanath Wildlife Division while MLA Pramod Borthakur, Director of Kaziranga National Park P Shivakumar, Additional Deputy Commissioners Pradeep K Sutradhar and Parijat Bhuyan, Divisional Forest Officers Suhas Kadam (Sonitpur East), Ranjit Konwar (Sonitpur West) and Pallab K Deka (Social Forestry), Deputy Director of Assam Tourism B Bodo and representatives of tour operators, Kaziranga Jeep Safari Association, Biswanath Hotel Association, WWF, Aranyak, mediapersons etc., were present in it.

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