Guwahati, July 2, 2019
The local residents of Deepor Beel area on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest against the construction of the double-line railway track through the wetland.
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These locals have been staunch in their opposition to the construction of the second railway track for which the construction began in Azara.
Protestors said, “The railway tracks will pass through the Deepor Beel and the elephant corridors near the Reserve forest area. This will create A threat to the elephants since there will be two railway lines.”
The locals have demanded action from Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on the matter. They have also threatened to launch widespread protest against the construction of the new tracks if their voices are not heard.
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