The cars will be prohibited from entering into the premises of Nehru Zoological park in Hyderabad from Friday as per the decision taken by the Zoo and Parks Authority of Telangana (ZAPAT) on October 1. The move is a step ahead towards reducing pollution in the premises of one of the major zoological parks in the country. Mallikarjuna Rao, Director of Zoo and Parks, Telangana announced the ban on cars on Thursday.
Mr. Rao said, “The decision was taken to bring down pollution levels though it costs the zoo revenue fall of around Rs.2.50 crore a year”.
Thought the zoo authorities were charging Rs. 1,000 for cars, about 300 to 400 cars were seeking entry into the park on Sundays and holidays.
The zoo authorities will increase the battery-operated vehicles from 35 to 50, and the bicycles at the entrance will be raised in numbers from 50 to 100 to cater the visitors who will have to park their cars outside.