Udaipur : Home Minister Gulab chand Kataria announced various proposals that are underway to promote tourism in Udaipur. “ The zoo at Gulabbagh would soon be developed as a Bird Park area which would attract large number of tourists coming here. A budget of 11 crore rupees has been sanctioned for the project” Kataria said after inaugurating the cafeteria at Sajjangarh Biological Park here on Sunday. He stressed on the need for extending tourist facilities but keeping the environment clean and plastic free so as the visitors coming here take back with them beautiful images of the city. Among other proposals include an eco-pathway from Sajjangarh to Badi talab. Similarly connecting Doodhtalai to Lake Pichhola and developing adjoining Audhi region into a tourist spot is also underway, Kataria said. Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari, DFO T.MohanRaj, Dr Satish Sharma and many others were present at the occasion.
Variety of birds- Gulab bagh would be the state’s first all Birds Park with a variety of local and scheduled species. The construction work for the bird zoo would be around 51135.47 sq meters. “ There is no only bird park in the state and even in the country, however, large variety of birds could be seen in various zoos all around” said Rahul Bhatnagar, the chief conservator forest (wild life). Since the Gulabbagh building is a heritage one, made in 1862, we conceived the idea of turning the place into a bird park after the zoo stop existing so that the large number of people visiting the park rejoice the pleasant sight and twittering of birds in natural environment, he said. More than 50 varieties of scheduled and local birds could be seen here.
A sum of 184.27 lakh rupees is estimated on infrastructure development while 965.25 lakhs would be spend on enclosures construction work. The department proposes a museum and education center too where people would get information on the avian varieties across the globe. The park will also house a vet hospital and feed store too.