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Good news! Two new entry gates to be opened at Jim Corbett from Kotdwar side

The world renowned Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand will soon have two additional entry points from the Garhwal side. During a press conference on Wednesday, state forest minister Harak Singh Rawat revealed that the first of the two new entry gates will be at Pankhro and other gate would be at Sendhikhal Ratwadhang – both in the Kotdwar region of Pauri Garhwal district. The gates will be open to public on November 27 during a opening ceremony in the presence of CM Trivendra Rawat.

It has been a long-standing demand of the people of Kotdwar for opening of the gates of the park from the Kotdwar side. It was strange that while two thirds of the Corbett Park is in Pauri Garhwal district but still there were no entry gates for the park in Kotdwar, that falls in Pauri Garhwal district. Finally, the demand has been fulfilled.

– Harak Singh Rawat, state forest minister

He also added that wildlife safaris will also be started from these two entry gates which will help in boosting the local economy of Kotdwar region. Apart from that, he also said that his ministry is focusing on encouraging eco-tourism which will assist in developing and promoting environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially and culturally responsible tourism in Uttarakhand.

Earlier, the state forest minter also asserted that forest rest house based tourism will also be developed in Uttarakhand. Necessary infrastructure development will be made in and around these forest rest houses, he said. More information: Five new eco tourism circuits in Uttarakhand

Inputs from Tribune India

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