GURUGRAM: Residents of Manesar’s Kasan village want a jungle safari to be evolved at the 200-acre woodland land close to their village.
Elaborating about the blessings of the safari, the villagers in their letter to MP Rao Inderjit, have claimed that the jungle safari would now not handiest boost tourism in the area but also provide employment possibilities to the youths in the village, as well as shield the natural world.
“We have a huge woodland location adjoining the village and want to protect it and its natural world. Also, plantation drives need to be done in the wooded area vicinity so that water that flows down the drain can be used for the saplings planted within the wooded area. We have a selection of wildlife species, together with leopards, jackals, blue bulls, Indian hares, and so forth. And plenty of chook species inside the vicinity,” stated Satdev, sarpanch of Kasan village.
Kasan village may be very near the Maruti Suzuki manufacturing facility in Manesar wherein a leopard strayed from the forest area in 2017. “That incident might be shocking for an interloper, but no longer for us. This woodland has been home to many leopards due to the fact that a while. At that time, we additionally raised a similar call for. However, not anything has been executed at the ground,” stated a resident of Kazan, asking for anonymity.
Ram Kishen Gupta, son of former sarpanch of Kasan, who drafted the eight-page plan for the safari, stated, “There is no wooded area wherein people can find out about the plants and fauna of the Aravalis. Our village has a very dense forest and is placed near the expressway. The village, therefore, has huge tourism potential. Also, industries in Manesar often dump commercial and plastic waste within the wooded area place. This vicinity desires on the spot safety.”
He introduced that cultural activities will also be promoted in the course of jungle safari. Sources within the office of MP Rao Inderjit said that they’ll undergo the concept and ship it to the nation government.
Environmentalists additionally raised a need to have interaction locals in the protection of the flora and fauna of the Aravalis. “I don’t know if it should be jungle safari, however, eco-tourism must truly be advocated. If locals are engaged, the place might be covered in a higher manner, similar to local groups were engaged in Ranthambore. I am glad that the villagers have come up themselves with this request. They ought to be encouraged and favored,” said Vaishali Rana Chandra, an activist, adding that during a petition, Vivek Kamboj (an environmentalist) had also demanded wildlife sanctuary inside the Aravalis.
Having ecotourism in the Aravalis is a very good concept to guard the vegetation and fauna of the area.
Pedestrians at IFFCO Chowk are forced to cross the road amid heavy traffic every day because the escalators on the foot overbridge built on the intersection aren’t purposeful. Besides the escalators, the subway built to be used by pedestrians is likewise in a negative situation with out a functional lighting.
The trouble of defunct escalators and subways was additionally discussed in these days-convened meeting on street safety within the metropolis. “What is the factor of having the infrastructure in the region whilst we can’t use it? These escalators have been set up at the foot overbridge for the ease of pedestrians numerous months in the past, however, they don’t work. It is a vital intersection with a high footfall of pedestrians. The government can’t forget about pedestrian protection,” said Ravi Kumar, a pedestrian.
Neha Mehta, who walks frequently on the stretch, introduced: “Earlier, the subway at IFFCO Chowk had been locked for a while. It was unlocked lately. Though it’s now open to pedestrians, you can not think about crossing the road using the subway as there are no lights and it is dirty.” Several roadside companies have additionally encroached the route that ends in the subway at the chowk.
In the road safety meeting, NHAI officials had admitted that the underpass for pedestrians has a design fault. After the matter became taken up at the meeting, it became endorsed that a safe pedestrian crossing ought to be made for pedestrians at IFFCO Chowk.