Bor, Karhandla, Nagjira scaffolding cancel census Nagpur News – Times of India

Nagpur: With thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and rain predicted in the Vidarbha region, Bor and Navegaon-Nagjira Tiger Reserves have canceled the ‘Nisarga Sabhuman’ exercise (scaffolding census) scheduled for May 5-6 (Buddha Purnima). Is done. However, Melghat and Pench Tiger Reserve have decided to go ahead with it.
Bor and Umred-Karhandla-Pauni wildlife sanctuaries have also stopped taking bookings for wildlife safaris from May 4 due to badly damaged tourist routes.
NNTR field director Jayaramegowda said, “We will organize it during next month’s ‘Poornima’. Those who are not ready to come, the booking amount will be refunded.”
Bor and Deputy Conservator of Forests of Umred-Karhandla-Pauni Wildlife Sanctuary Pramod Panchbhai said the wooden scaffolding is no longer safe to sit on. “Because of the rain and Thunderstorm WARNING, WE CAN’T TAKE ANY RISK. Heavy rains in the last few days have damaged the tourist roads. In the Kuhi range, forest roads are under water,” he said.
With participants coming from Pune and Mumbai, Panchbhai said they would be allowed to go on safari on motorable routes.
The Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), which has jurisdiction over Amravati, Akola, Buldhana, Washim and Yavatmal, is going ahead with the exercise with some caution. They have a back up plan.
Chief conservator and field director Jyoti Banerjee said, “If it rains, we will shift the participants to our forest rest houses and security camps.”
MTR had only 140 scaffolds for the participants. “We reduced the number in view of this a heat wave Warnings and potential occurrences of wildfires. Our staff will then be required to deal with emergencies. Fortunately it is raining now.
Prabhu Nath Shukla, deputy director of Maharashtra Pench, said, “We will take this program forward. If it rains, participants will be transferred to the nearest safety hut.