Caution sounded after tigers spotted near Goa-Karnataka border

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Panaji, June 16 (IANS) In a warning to tourists and travellers, the Railways on Saturday issued a public caution stating that tigers and leopards have been sighted along the Castlerock-Kulem rail section near the Goa-Karnataka border.

“It is reported that tigers and leopards have been spotted near the railway track between Castlerock-Kulem ghat section. Therefore, the general public and tourists are advised to be cautious while moving in (the area),” a statement by the South Western Railway said.

The section, which spans across Goa and North Karnataka, is situated in the dense Western Ghat forests and gained popularity in the Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone-starrer “Chennai Express”.

While Castlerock railway station is located in Karnataka, Kulem is in south Goa. The area is popular with trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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