Due to surge in deaths of wild animals, Forest department introduce Time ticket for travellers
| Wednesday | 21st October, 2020
The Department has introduced the ‘Time ticket’ system for vehicles moving on roads coming under the jurisdiction of the National Park and Tiger Reserve.
Following increasing number of deaths of wild animals in Nagarahole National Park and Tiger Reserve range, with the gradual spurt in vehicle density post COVID-19-induced lockdown relaxations, the Forest Department officials have re-introduced ‘Time Ticket’ that aims to restrict vehicular movement on roads coming under the range
As the Forest Department staff on patrol duty have often caught inebriated visitors creating nuisance and indulging in illegal activities inside the jungles, the Department has introduced the ‘Time ticket’ system for vehicles moving on roads coming under the jurisdiction of the National Park and Tiger Reserve.
Accordingly, all the vehicles arriving at Nanachi check-post, from where three exit routes to Veeranahosahalli, Karmodu and Kallottu set off, will be issued ‘Time Ticket’ according to which the vehicles have to cross the exit point, which is 30 kms away, within one hour of entry time.
Even a delay of a couple of minutes, will attract heavy fines, with drivers having to shell out Rs.1,000 for the first hour of delay after the exit time, Rs. 2,000 for the second hour and so on. The ‘Time Ticket’ system aims to curb visitors from indulging in activities that disturb wildlife and also for safeguarding forest wealth.
K.M. Chinnappa, Wildlife First President and also a former Forest Officer, welcomed the ‘Time Ticket’ system, saying that it will help protect wildlife from getting killed by speeding vehicles and rash drivers.
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