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Sultanpur national park set to be revamped for visitors

Himabindu Reddy, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, May 01, 2013
First Published: 01:09 IST(1/5/2013) | Last Updated: 01:10 IST(1/5/2013)

With the consistent increase in footfall at the Sultanpur National Park and the need to cater to tourists, the Gurgaon forest department has submitted a series of proposals to the Haryana forest department for its renovation. 

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Sultanpur National Park located on Farrukhnagar Road is about 15 kms from Gurgaon city.  According to officials, a proposal has been submitted for the widening of the 3-km long visitor path.

The 1.5m-wide path along the lake is likely to be widened to 2.4m. “The path was laid way back in 1996. Since then, there has been no renovation or construction to maintain it. We have sent a proposal to the seniors in Chandigarh in this regard. If approved, it will be completed by this year,” said Vinod Kumar, conservator wildlife, Gurgaon.

The reason for widening the path is majorly to accommodate battery-run vehicles that are going to be introduced soon. The non-pollutant vehicles will be specifically for the elderly and children.

Apart from this, the officials have planned to widen the lake area by digging an additional 10 acre land by one foot deep.

This would make the existing 352 acre wide lake to 362 acres. “The idea is to increase the lake’s water storage capacity. This is because the lake is shallow. Every year, the challenge has been to maintain this water level,” explained Kumar.

Lastly, half of the park is likely to remain shut for visitors next year onwards to keep away unruly visitors who disturb the birds.


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