Tag: The Namdapha National Park

Highway threatens tiger territory in Arunachal Pradesh

Since 2013 to lay a two-lane, 156 km road through the Namdapha National Park, India’s easternmost tiger reserve, a new highway project has been cleared through yet another big cat reserve in Arunachal Pradesh. State plans to build a 692.7 km highway through the 862 sq km Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) in East Kameng district. The administrative office of the PTR is in Seijosa, a sub-divisional headquarters situated by the Pakhui or Pakke River. Named the East-West Industrial Corridor, the highway aims to connect Bhairabhunda in West Kameng district and Manmao in Changlang district along Arunachal Pradesh’s border with Assam.