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Strike: No Tiger Safari at Ranthambore tiger reserve for 7 days

The forest department of Ranthambore canceled all the bookings for Tiger Safari due to the strike of workers association at RNP.

November 17, 2018, 11:45 am

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Jaipur: Some tourists at Ranthambore National Park had to return disappointed due to the unannounced strike of hotel owners, gypsy and canter operators, and guides association on Friday. Protestors are demanding to increase the number of tourists and vehicles allowed into the park. The strike will continue for the next seven days and there will be no Tiger safari for tourists and visitors at Ranthambore national park. The forest department of Ranthambore canceled all the bookings for Tiger Safari due to the strike of workers association at Ranthambore national park. Hotel owners, canter operators, and guides association of Ranthambore National Park are demanding to increase the number of tourists’ entry allowed into the park. Forest authorities made special arrangements for the tourists of Palace on Wheels who came to visit Ranthambore National Park on Friday. Police vehicles were pressed into service to take the tourists for Tiger Safari. According to the protestors, the entry of more than 8 canters is restricted to five core areas of Ranthambore National Park. But the forest authorities have imposed the same rules for outer areas too on Thursday. This will affect the business of hotels near Ranthambore National Park. The hotel owners, canter operators, and guides were forced to cancel the advance bookings of many tourists after the notice on Thursday. The authorities should have given the notice much prior, added one protestor. Chief Conservator of forest and regional director of Tiger Project at Ranthambore YK Sahoo said that the authorities imposed the decision on Thursday after the orders from Supreme court and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). The strike of workers association has led to the closure of the park for a week. Each tiger reserve has a fixed capacity of vehicle and tourists, which everyone has to follow according to the NTCA. 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 flouts norms. Read also:Ranthambore: Tiger safari booking price increased Ranthambore tiger reserve administration banned the entry of more than 100 gypsies and canters that used to take tourists into the national park for lack of proper documentation early this November. The ban was the part of the exercise being undertaken to rein in on tourist’s vehicle that flouts norms. Read also: Ranthambore administration bans entry of over 100 tourist gypsies and canters

First published: November 17, 2018
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