Friday, October 30, 2009

Trafic Jam in the centre of Gir National Park!

Trafic Jam in the centre of Gir National Park!
Divya Bhaskar
Briefly translated from Gujarati

Diwali is festival for locals to go to pilgrimage places like Tulshishyam, Somnath and for relaxing at Diu. Lacs of tourist throng to these place for two-three night holiday.

Cars are now becoming very common. And many of such car-owner tourist take Dhari-Tulshishyam road to go to Diu, and Veraval – Somnath. This road passes right through the jungle and is not in good condition and narrow (as it should be!). This year never before situation happened. Tourist flow was so much that there was heavy traffic jam in the home of lions. Cars and vehicles were queued up for about 2 kms.

Kishore Kotecha's Comments :- should this be really allowed? It is almost important that controlled number of vehicles are allowed on this road. Heavy use of jungle road means too much of disturbance to wildlife. This means that more wild animals will move on the Periphary of the Gir forest causing more man-animal conflicts.

No comments:

Previous Posts