Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh has banned trekking on routes that are above 3000 metres, Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh to become hub of wildlife tourism with zoo in Jhansi and Bear Reserve in Lalitpur, Karnataka makes 7-day quarantine essential for travellers from these countries and more in top stories of the day.
Trekking banned in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh; here’s why
Winter is in its full fury in Himachal Pradesh as of now. With fresh snowfall and more bad weather warnings, if you had any plans to go high-altitude trekking in Kangra district, you need to cancel them now. Recently, Kangra district authorities have banned trekking on routes that are above 3000 metres.
Trekking on low-altitude routes too come with their fair share of restrictions. For any trekking activities on the low-altitude routes of Triund, Kareri and Adi HimChamunda, you will need to obtain mandatory prior permission from Kangra district authorities. In case there are any bad weather warnings and alerts from India Meteorological Department-Shimla, all permissions obtained earlier for these routes will be cancelled.
Uttar Pradesh: Bundelkhand to become hub of wildlife tourism with zoo in Jhansi and Bear Reserve in Lalitpur
Uttar Pradesh will soon become a hub of wildlife tourism and they are making all efforts to promote wildlife tourism in Bundelkhand, which will likely increase the chances of employment and development in the state.
If reports are to go by, work has already started in the Tiger Reserve in Chitrakoot, and Bear Reserve in Lalitpur. Steps are also taken to build a zoo in Jhansi’s Garhmau, which as per the plans, will become the biggest zoo in Uttar Pradesh. As per the reports, the project to make Chitrakoot-based Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary a tiger reserve has been approved and work has also started there. This tiger reserve will be developed in an area of around 529 sq km, which will likely be ready in two years, and will develop into a major centre of wildlife tourism in Bundelkhand. Preparations are also underway to build an animal safari or zoo in an area of more than 125 acres in Jhansi’s Garhmau,
Karnataka makes 7-day quarantine essential for travellers from these countries
As per a latest development, the Karnataka has now made home quarantine mandatory for seven days for passengers arriving at the Bengaluru airport from six countries, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. This move comes in the wake of rising COVID cases in other countries. Meanwhile, the Centre has already announced that RT-PCR tests will be a must for those travelling from designated high-risk countries.
As per Karnataka’s revised guidelines, passengers arriving from these countries will have to provide COVID negative report before they are allowed to leave airport premises. Further, as per the guidelines, if any of the international passengers from the said countries are found symptomatic, they shall be isolated immediately, and will be transferred to the designated medical facility.
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