GUWAHATI: Actor Dia Mirza slamming the Assm government idea of promoting tourism at the Kaziranga National Park asked the government to leave the forests alone as she feels helicopter tourism in Kaziranga will disrupt peace.
In a tweet, the Bollywood actor wrote, "Couldn't agree more. Why would one even come up with a plan like this? How is disrupting the peace of a place with a noisy helicopter an 'attraction' for tourists? Leave our forests alone please."
Earlier, the state government decided to set up two helipads at the periphery of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve to promote tourism in assam.
According to reports, the two helipads are likely to come up in the Nagaon district, while the other one will be in the Golaghat district. Commenting on the actress's tweet, netizens shared their opinion on the topic.
"The use of helicopters to attract tourists is contrary to the basic principles of tourism and ecotourism. Thank you for your kind heart, Mrs. Dia Mirza," commented a user.
"All stakeholders.. plz say NO to it..! It will adversely affect biotic potential and reproductive strategies n health of dwelling beasts n animals!" suggested another user.
"Probably they are inspired by #JurassicPark," wrote another user.
Notably, around 478 species of birds (both migratory and resident) have been spotted at the Kaziranga National Park is home to, including 25 globally threatened and 21 near-threatened species. The wild habitat is also identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International for the conservation of the avifaunal species.
Recently, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a comprehensive review of flood preparedness and animal safety in the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) as well as security with DCs, SPs, officials of Forest and Veterinary departments of Golaghat, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Biswanath, and Karbi Anglong.