Chandigarh admn to issue online permits to visit Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary

Updated on Jun 28, 2022 03:18 AM IST
State Board for Wildlife, Chandigarh, has decided to issue online permits for Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary on payment of nominal fee
Through the Eco Tour Bus Service, on payment of prescribed charges, public can visit various forest areas, including Butterfly Park, Peacock Park, Botanical Garden, Parrot Park and Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. A detailed schedule will be prepared shortly. (HT File Photo)
Through the Eco Tour Bus Service, on payment of prescribed charges, public can visit various forest areas, including Butterfly Park, Peacock Park, Botanical Garden, Parrot Park and Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. A detailed schedule will be prepared shortly. (HT File Photo)
By, Chandigarh

The State Board for Wildlife, Chandigarh, has decided to issue online permits for Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary on payment of nominal fee.

The board has also decided to start an Eco Tour Bus Service to various forest areas of Chandigarh on specific days in a week. Through the service, on payment of prescribed charges, public can visit various forest areas, including Butterfly Park, Peacock Park, Botanical Garden, Parrot Park and Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. A detailed schedule will be prepared shortly.

On the agenda regarding eco-sensitive zone along the sanctuary’s boundary with Punjab and Haryana, the board resolved to take up the matter with the Northern Zonal Council (NZC).

The board’s meeting was held under the chairpersonship of UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit, with officials of the UT administration, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun; Botanical Survey of India; and Zoological Survey of India also present, along with wildlife experts and NGO representatives.

After a detailed discussion on the Chandigarh Housing Board proposal for a housing project at IT Park, the board agreed to forward the proposal to the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) for necessary clearances.

UT chief conservator of forests Debendra Dalai made a brief presentation on the scenario of forest and wildlife in Chandigarh, and highlighted how the city had preserved its greenery and wildlife.

He elaborated that the city’s green cover was continuously rising and had crossed 50% as per the latest central government report. The major faunal diversity of two wildlife sanctuaries was also highlighted.

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