Nandanvan Jungle Safari records good footfall on 1st day of New Year

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2017 09:59:54

Staff Reporter,

RAIPUR,

Jan 1,

Chhattisgarh’s first man-made jungle safari witnessed over 2,000 visitors on the very day of the New Year on Sunday. However, the same number of people was deprived of entry in want of tickets.
The tourists, who could not visit the Jungle Safari, also created noisy scene at the entrance gate of the Jungle Safari.


Speaking to The Hitavada, Director of the Nandanvan Jungle Safari Anil Soni confirmed that over 2,000 people had visited the Jungle Safari Naya Raipur on the first day of the New Year. Meanwhile, over 2,000 people returned empty handed without visiting the Jungle Safari and they were very disappointed.


“People, who could not get a chance to visit the Safari, can visit the Jungle Safari next
working days and can have a glimpse of wildlife,” Ranger of the Jungle Safari Vishwanath Mukherjee said.
Town Inspector of Rakhi police station Naya Raipur Mathura Singh Thakur told The Hitavada that some tourists, who failed to get entry in the Jungle Safari, had created uproar in front of the entrance gate of the Safari. No untoward incidents were reported, he added.


People from all walks of life along with their family members and children visited the Safari and took a glimpse of wildlife. The children were delighted to see tigers, bears, spotted deer and other animals.


Around 20 vehicles were deployed to carry tourists to visit the Tiger Safari, Bear Safari and Herbivore Safari. There are four tigers, four bears, 10 crocodiles and around 80 herbivore animals in the Safari.


The Nandanvan Jungle Safari located at Sector-39 in Naya Raipur is about 35 kilometres away from Raipur railway station and 15 kms from Swami Vivekanand Airport Raipur. The entire 800 acre area of the Nandanvan Jungle Safari is lush green, with beautiful landscapes. It has 130 acre of water body named Khandwa reservoir which attracts many migratory bird species.