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Kaziranga: Rs 34.1 million Revenue collected till December from tourists

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Kaziranga: There is a noticeable increase in the number of domestic and foreign tourists visiting Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Until December, 137,000 tourists had visited Kaziranga. There are 3,080 foreign tourists. Until December, the forest department had collected Rs 34.1 million in revenue.

Despite the recent increase in Covid-19 in some countries, the Kaziranga National Park (KNP), a Unesco world heritage site, is experiencing unprecedented tourist traffic. This year, over 1.8 lakh people visited Kaziranga. The majority of them returned to the park after it reopened in October.

Hotels and lodges were fully booked until the end of the year, and January appears to be a promising month for the tourism industry.

According to KNP director Jatindra Sarma, footfall in Kaziranga has increased by 25% this month compared to December last year. “It is encouraging to report that there was no poaching in KNP this year. This is an all-time high. Simultaneously, tourist traffic has been steadily increasing, with more expected in January “He went on to say.

 

According to Nitin Gadkari, the major projects in Assam include a 38-kilometer-long elevated corridor in Kaziranga National Park for Rs 6,000 crore, a ring road in Guwahati for Rs 4,500 crore, five ropeways for Rs 2,100 crore, and several highway flyovers and bridges over the Brahmaputra river.

“We plan to build 700 kilometers of road in Assam. Twenty projects worth Rs 14,000 crore are in the bidding stage, while projects worth Rs 25,000 crore are in the DPR (detailed project report) stage “He continued.

 

Last year, the Kaziranga National Park received more domestic tourists than usual, as the Covid scare had significantly reduced the number of overseas visitors, with only 733 choosing to visit the park. According to a forest source, approximately 2,20,027 domestic tourists visited the park last season. According to a source, the revenue collected during the previous season was approximately Rs 4,46,75,660.

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