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Updated: Jun 8, 2018, 02:35 AM ISTLion Safari at the Nahargarh Biological park is likely to be ready
July as almost 80 per cent of the construction and fencing work has
been completed while retiring chambers for the lions are now being
furnished, the Jaipur Development Authority said. The work on 8
different visitor tracks is also nearing completion.
Spread over 36 acres of land, the safari initially will be home to
four lions who would be shifted to the park from Jaipur Zoo. An increase
in number of inmates is, however, expected as forest department
authorities intend to acquire a pair of Asiatic lions and promote lion
breeding at the park in future.
The safari, which is being developed at an estimated cost of Rs 4
crore, had missed its initial deadline. “The project was expected to be
complete by April this year, the process got delayed due to scarcity of
bajri (construction sand) and is expected to be complete by July,” said
an officer at the Jaipur Development Authority.
Nearly 29,000 square metres has been fenced to allow the mighty
beasts to move freely while 10 chambers which shall be used for feeding
the lions and providing medical treatment whenever required. Three water
holes have also been developed at the safari.
According to Jaipur Development Authority officials, the tourists
will be able to observe the lion in spacious enclosures quite close to
their natural habitat. They will also be able to explore the tracks in
specially-designed caged vehicles while those looking for a more close
view would be able to observe the lions from a concealed watch point
constructed at one of the water holes.
FUN FOR TOURISTS
Spread over 36 acres of land, the safari initially will be home to four lions.
Nearly 29,000 sq m has been fenced to allow the lions to move.
Tourists will be able to explore the tracks in caged vehicles.
They will also be able to observe the lions from concealed watch point. http://www.dnaindia.com/jaipur/report-jaipur-to-get-lion-safari-at-nahargarh-park-soon-2623156