Chitwan, June 29: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has banned commercial jungle drive (safari) inside the Park from July 1 till further notice.
The Park banned jungle drive, in view of forest track inside the Park might be damaged, small streams inside the jungle might be flooded, roads might be obstructed due to fallen trees and there might be human casualties during the monsoon, the rainy season.
A notice issued by the CNP Administration mentioned that the operation of other tourism activities including boating has also been restricted.
Information Officer of CNP, Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, said 65 jeeps have taken permission from CNP to operate jungle drive in the park. A total of 32 jeeps have taken permission to conduct jungle drive in the Park from Sauraha, 15 from Kasara, nine from Meghauli, two from Ujauli, five from Amaltari and one from Madi, he shared.
With the beginning of the monsoon, tourism activities conducted inside the park and in the river have been stopped.
Tiwari mentioned that the buffer zone management committee would decide about the activities to be carried out towards the buffer zone community forest. (RSS)