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The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), on Monday, decided to resume jungle safaris and allow tourism from July 1 in its buffer zone. The decision was taken following a meeting, which included all stakeholders such as, resort owners, gypsy drivers, guides, etc.
While the entry at TATR will be allowed from all the 13 gates, entry will be restricted in the core area of the forest. These gates include: Dewada, Agarzari, Junona (Mohurli range), Mamla (Chandrapur), Pangdi, Zari, Doni (Kolsa range), Kolara, Sirkada, Madnapur and Alizanza (Kolara range), Navegaon and Ramdegi (Nimdhela) towards Khadsangi.
NR Praveen, Conservator of Forest and Field Director, TATR, told TOI that that the entry through the gates will be offline that means no advance booking will be allowed. TATR also plans to provide employment to guides and drivers of core areas.
The entry fee to TATR has been kept at Rs 1,000. The charge for the gypsy vehicle will Rs 2,200 and guide fee will be Rs 350.