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Machia bio park to put Jodhpur on eco-tourism map

Machia Biological Park will be opened for public in March which will thus put Jodhpur on the eco-tourism map of the country

jaipur Updated: Jan 10, 2015 17:00 IST
HT Correspondent

Machia Biological Park will be opened for public in March which will thus put Jodhpur on the eco-tourism map of the country.

Spread over 41 hectare, the Rs 32.30-crore biological park will house lions, tigers, jackals, hyenas, desert cats and desert foxes from different zoos across the country, including Jodhpur zoo.

Deputy conservator of forest (wildlife) Mahendra Singh Rathore said efforts are being made to shift animals from Jodhpur zoo to the new shelter due to high levels of air and noise pollution.

Also, since it is located in the heart of the city, Jodhpur zoo cannot get its accreditation extended by the Central Zoo Authority.

After its inmates are shifted to Machia park, the Jodhpur zoo will become a place of heritage importance since it was constructed in 1935.

The new park will have a food store, cafeteria, interpretation centre, ticket window, visitors and service roads.

It will also have eight enclosures and a veterinary hospital, however, the construction of the entrance gates, parking site and landscaping is still being done.