This famous Jaipur park collects Rs 1 lakh revenue from entry ticket sales in 12 hours
Entry of children aged below 12 years and morning joggers between 6 am and 9 am is free.
JAIPUR: City Park Mansarovar has become a landmark hangout destination in Jaipur.
After Rajasthan Housing Board (RHB) which developed the park started collecting entry fees from visitors, a revenue of Rs 1 lakh was generated on the first day of entry ticket sales on Thursday.
The revenue was generated despite the fact that the entry of children aged below 12 years and morning joggers between 6 am and 9 am is free.
“We suspected that there will be a decline in the number of visitors after imposing the entry fee, but looks like it hasn’t deterred people from visiting the park,” said an RHB official. The department started collecting entry fee on April 9.
He added that over 5150 entry tickets were sold on the first day on Thursday.
On average, 25,000 – 30,000 people were visiting the park daily before the entry fee was imposed.
The official said the park was becoming overcrowded and many people were found loitering and damaging sculptures, trees and other attractions. The entry fee was imposed for dissuading such people.
The decision to impose an entry fee has not gone down well with some public representatives.
BJP MLA from Sanganer constituency Ashok Lahoti wrote a letter to the chief minister Ashok Gehlot protesting the imposition of the entry fee.
Lahoti said that City Park is supposed to be a public park and that the decision to have people pay the entry fee was arbitrary.
The visitors have to pay Rs 20 as an entry fee after 9 am. RHB is collecting parking charges and a fee for pre-wedding shoots and movie shoots. Read more here: City Park Jaipur: Entry ticket price, parking fee, pre-wedding shoot charges announced