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Ranthambore administration bans entry of over 100 tourist gypsies and canters

The Ranthambore tiger reserve administration checked documents of vehicles recently and found that many of privately-operated gypsies and canters that take tourists into the park for tiger safari are flouting norms.

November 3, 2018, 10:17 am

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Jaipur: Ranthambore tiger reserve administration has banned the entry of more than 100 gypsies and canters that used to take tourists into the national park for lack of proper documentation. The ban is part of the exercise being undertaken to rein in on tourist’s vehicle that flout norms. The Ranthambore tiger reserve administration checked documents of vehicles recently and found that many of privately-operated gypsies and canters that take tourists into the park for tiger safari are flouting norms. “We found that they didn’t all the required documents. We served notices to the owner of these canters and gypsies. Only 10 owners submitted the required documents, but more than 100 gypsies and canters failed to abide by the norms, so we decided to ban their entry,” said a senior Ranthambore park official. Of the vehicles which were banned entry, nearly 85 are canters and 15 are gypsies. The officials said that the vehicles would be allowed entry only when their operators submit all the required documents. “We will make this a regular exercise and take strict action against operators that flout norms,” said the officer. Ranthambore tiger reserve is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, nearly 125 km from Jaipur. Tourists from all over the world visit Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to sight tigers roaming freely in the wild.

First published: November 3, 2018
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