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Soon, visitors may have to pay entry fee at MCG biodiversity park

gurgaon Updated: May 04, 2016 23:27 IST
Kartik Kumar
MCG biodiversity park

The move is an attempt by the MCG to deter miscreants from entering the biodiversity park.(HT File)

Visitors to Biodiversity Park, located in the foothills of the Aravallis, may soon have to shell out money for entering the park.

On Thursday, a proposal in this regard will be presented before a standing committee of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).

The move is an attempt by the MCG to deter miscreants from entering the park.

According to a senior official, if approved, charges will vary from Rs 10 to Rs 500. A visitor may be charged Rs 10 per day, Rs 50 per month and Rs 500 annually.

“We have been receiving complaints from visitors that miscreants from nearby villages have been entering the park and creating a ruckus. To ensure that no untoward incident happens, a proposal to charge entry fees is being presented,” a senior MCG official said.

The prospect of paying fees has evoked mixed views from citizens.

“This is a municipal facility and not a museum or a heritage building. Nobody should have to pay for entering a park. The MCG might start charging entrance fees for popular spots as well,” Srishti Sharma of DLF Phase 1, said.

However, some people were in favour of the move. Ravinder Kanojia of Sector 14 said, “The proposal is a positive step. This will deter miscreants from entering the park. It is also a good way to generate revenue.”