The locals of Deepor Beel area on Tuesday staged protest against the proposed construction of the double-line railway track on the bank of the Ramsar site. They objected the construction of the double-line railway tracks on the ground that it would disturb the ecology of Deepor Beel.
They also highlighted the dangers that would be posed against the wildlife in the area by the construction of the railway tracks. “The tracks would pass through the water body and the elephant corridors near the Rani forest and it would be dangerous for the elephants since there will be two railway lines,” said a protester. “They are going to construct the new tracks without undertaking any proper study,” alleged another local.
They demanded action from Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal regarding the issue. Otherwise, they threatened to launch widespread protest against the construction of the new tracks.