DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Strange but true that in coming days distance between corbet tiger reserve and Delhi would be 50 kilometer less than now. It would be possible the national capital will be shortened with the Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate change, Dr Harsh Vardhan along with the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and State forest and wildlife Minister Harak Singh Rawat slated to inaugurate two new gates of the Corbett tiger reserve at Kotdwar, Pauri district on November 27. Besides it, to give filip tourism in Corbett and eco-tourism destinations of Uttarakhand, the eco tourism development corporation will distribute its literature to all foreign embassies in India. This was disclosed by the state forest minister Dr Harak Singh Rawat here in vidhan sabha.
Addressing the media Rawat, who had just arrived from BJP head office after attending public meeting, said that as we know that 2/3rd of Corbett is situated in Pauri district, the necessary focus has not been given to this region so far. On November 27, the union minister along with the chief minister will formally inaugurate the Pakhro and Sendhikhal-Ratuadhap gates of Corbett tiger reserve at Kotdwar.
The safari vehicles from Kotdwar and the Kotdwar-eco tourism circuit will also be inaugurated on the occasion. The foundation will also be laid for construction of the Laldhang- Chillarkhal road. Rawat said, “currently Presently the entrance to Corbett in Ramnagar is about 250 kilometres from the national capital. The pressure of tourism activities has been centered on this region so far. With the opening of the gates in Kotdwar, the Corbett tiger reserve will be about 200 kilometres from the national capital and about one and a half hour by road from the Dehradun airport.
It will enable development of eco and wildlife tourism activities in the Kotdwar region and reduce the pressure on Ramnagar. Apart from this, the work on the Laldhang-Chillarkhal road is also slated to be inaugurated. At an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore, the construction of the road to shorten the distance between Kotdwar and Haridwar by about 40 kilometres and people will reach corbet from haridwar in mere 45 minutes by road. Meanwhile a notification has been issued to the Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation to release Rs 10 crore to the Uttarakhand Eco Tourism Development Corporation to enable it to work towards boosting eco-tourism.