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SGNP to appeal against vehicles in Yeoor jungle after sunset

Authorities at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will move the Bombay high court by the end of November to seek permission to disallow entry of vehicles at Yeoor Hills, which abuts the national park, between sunset and dawn.

mumbai Updated: Nov 16, 2011 01:45 IST
Nikhil Ghanekar

Authorities at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will move the Bombay high court by the end of November to seek permission to disallow entry of vehicles at Yeoor Hills, which abuts the national park, between sunset and dawn.

SGNP will file a revision application against the relief granted by the HC to the restaurant, Club Exotica, situated in Yeoor on September 23 this year allowing its patrons to bring in vehicles till 11pm.

Sunil Limaye, director, SGNP said: "Vehicles create disturbance for animals that venture out in search of water and prey. We want total restriction on entry of private vehicles in the park premises from 7pm to 6am. The land on which this resort is built comes under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. We (forest conservators) cannot allow commercial establishments to create disturbances for the animals," said Limaye.

A senior employee of Golden Swan, another resort in the area, said: "The surrounding villages are revenue villages (with definite surveyed boundaries) and are a part of the Thane Municipal Corporation. The land cannot be termed as forest land."