Asola Wildlife Sanctuary to Get Electric Cars & Sightseeing Tours – The New Indian Express
NEW DELHI: Environment Minister Gopal Rai, inaugurating Wildlife Conservation Week at Asola Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, said that from now on, people visiting the sanctuary will receive electric cars and guides through an online reservation system.
The minister said in a statement that green spaces like Asola are the city’s lungs and that the forestry department is working hard to increase green coverage through large plantations over the past six years.
“There is a butterfly park and a Neeli Jheel in the shrine area, which not many people know about yet. The introduction of an online reservation system and guided tours by electric vehicles will help raise awareness of the sanctuary area as well as the need to conserve green spaces, ”said Rai.
He added that a bicycle path has also been built to allow people to engage in healthy activities such as cycling. Until now, people could only visit the shrine with manual reservations. The entrance fee for adults is Rs 10 and Rs. 5 for children and schoolchildren.
Rai said the national capital’s “green cover” had increased by 2,500 hectares under the government led by Kejriwal, reaching 21.88% coverage. Wildlife week will be observed October 2-8. The forest service is also planning to organize awareness campaigns and competitions for school students during this time in the sanctuary.
The shrine covers an area of 32.71 km² on the southern Delhi ridge of the Aravalli Range on the Delhi-Haryana border. Located in South Delhi and northern Faridabad and Gurugram Districts, it is part of the Northern Aravalli Leopard Wildlife Corridor, which stretches from Sariska National Park in Rajasthan to Delhi Ridge.