Human wildlife conflict is one of the major threats to Indian wildlife, owing to human activities such as deforestation, habitat loss, lack of prey and illegal roads cut through forest. In a bid to preserve the balance between human activities and wildlife, Noida Authority plans to create, the first of its kind eco-bridge in Noida….. a first in the country.
An animal passage is going to be constructed with the help of two sides of city’s biggest ecotourism hub in Sector 91 on an existing unused walking bridge, over the culvert, about four feet wide, which will be developed as an animal pass for the wildlife to easily move within the region and cross the culvert and on to the adjoining road.
The primary purpose of the animal pass is to conserve and preserve wild animals from any vehicular collision. The Noida authority plans to develop the ‘lungs of Noida’ in sector 91 with a city forest, for it to become a tourist spot, along with the eco-tourism zone, once its construction gets over.
The area, accessible via Sector 137 and Sector 83 metro stations, is considered as a big measure and an inventive way to avoid road accidents and enhance tourism in the NCR region simultaneously.
Here’s to more such thoughts….