After arriving at Valmiki Nagar tiger reserve in West Champaran, Our deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi decided to launch an ecotourism package for the current tourist season, and also there is information regarding new initiatives and facilities which have been planned to boost tourism at the place.
Modi was accompanied by senior officials of the department which also included principal secretary Dipak Kumar Singh. After holding a meeting with officials of different departments of VTR, the deputy CM launched the new eco-tourism facilities on Sunday. Modi said the newly developed Eco-park ‘Laxman jhula’ and the pathway along the Gandak river will be some of the special new features and attractions at the Valmiki Nagar tiger reserve.
“Around 52000 tourists can be accommodated at any given time in 26 rooms with canteen, cottage, tent houses, and tree huts. The tourists can enjoy jungle safari and motorboat ride as well. Cultural shows will also be organized in the evening along with a screening of movies on wildlife,”. The deputy CM said.
Tour packages will include transportation from Patna to the accommodation at tiger reserve and at fair rates.[divider]Also Read- Valmiki Nagar- the Unexplored Tiger Reserve of Bihar[/divider]
He also said “ The road from Ranpur to Madanpur as well as NH-727 will be repaired soon. National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) was given no – objection certificate for the redevelopment of a 6 km long stretch of NH-727 between Madanpur and UP border two years ago. However, nothing has been done yet. We have requested the NHAI officials to take up the project on a priority basis.”
Written by Raj Kamal
Pictures by Ashish Kaushik
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