Source: News Bharati English24 Jun 2017 11:15:53

Nagpur, June 24: With the final clearance for handing over of the forest land of over 564 hectare, the Gorewada Zoo Project has got nod from Union government. With this nod Gorewada Zoo and Animal Rescue Centre Project of Nagpur have got a big push forward.

The Forest Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change granted the final clearance for handing over the 564 hectare forest land for this purpose. The eco-tourism in Vidarbha region is going to get a big boost through this world-class project coming up in the vicinity of Nagpur city which is also being projected as the Tiger Capital of the country.

The ambitious project of Maharashtra was announced in December 2005 as a signature project for Nagpur. The original plan is to be executed in four phases over a seven-year period. The project includes Indian and African Safari, Bio-Park and Animal Care and Rescue Centre.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis had already approved up-gradation of 16-Kilometre stretch of roads for the jungle safari in Gorewada Zoo Project. He also gave in-principle clearance to a 4-km long ropeway ride which would be an added attraction of the zoo.

Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra has already received bids for the safari. Spread over 145 hectares, the Indian safari would consist of tiger and leopard safari along with other wild animals.