Thursday, April 30, 2015
Dozens of rooms of luxurious hotels in Sasan Gir area sealed.
In a major crackdown on rooms that have been constructed without permission in luxurious hotels in Sasan Gir area of Gujarat, the district administration following High Court order today conducted
Prant officer of Mendarda taluka of Saurashtra region in Gujarat today conducted a major sealing drive during which dozens of rooms in top luxurious hotels in Sasan Gir area were sealed as they were constructed withought permission.
A team of Mendarda prant officer, local police, PGVCL(power distribution company) and Forest department sealed 32 rooms of Fern hotel, 20 rooms of Club Mahindra Resort, 13 rooms of Greenland, 11 rooms of The Gir Jungle and 4 room of Gir Resort.
The sealing drive has taken place following Gujarat High Court order in response to a public interest litigation.
Gir forest area in Gujarat is last place on the earth that has population of Asiatic lions. Following Gujarat Tourism’s global campaign titled as ‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’ this area has witnessed many fold increase in arrival of tourists in recent years. This attracted number of businessmen to set up hotels and resort in this area. However local environment activists claimed that many hotels and resorts had constructed extra rooms without permission. The High Court ordered actions against such constructions following which the district administration has conducted this sealing drive.