New entry gate to Corbett park at Kotdwar

Last Updated: Monday, March 28, 2011 - 17:55

Dehra Dun: With the latest census showing healthy population of big cats at the Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand government has decided to set up a new entry gate at Kotdwar to give a boost to wildlife tourism, the state Assembly was told on Monday.

Replying to a question in the House, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakash Pant said work has already been started to open the new entry gate at Kotdwar in Pauri Garhwal district at a cost of Rs 1.40 crore and the government intends to open it for tourists by November 15 this year when the season for wildlife tourism begins.

Construction of a reception centre, repair of roads, modernisation of Lansedowne forest division, construction of a safety wall, beautification work and other facilities would be developed at Kotdwar as it has been done at Ramnagar entry point in Nainital district, Pant added.

Jim Corbett National Park, which is known for having one of the healthiest population of tigers, attracts lakhs of tourists and wildlife lovers every year.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 28, 2011 - 17:55

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