11 C
Saturday, January 16, 2021

    Now, Visitors Can Enjoy A Ride In Battery-Operated Cars In Guwahati Zoo

    A visit to the Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati will be a considerably different experience from now onwards. Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on August 1st, 2019 flagged off battery-operated cars, also known as golf carts, for the zoo visitors.

    “The golf cart services have been reintroduced as it is essential and helpful for the visitors to enjoy the beauty of the zoo more comfortably. The battery-operated carts have been adopted in line with our commitment to creating an eco-friendly environment in the zoo,” said Suklabaidya.

    Speaking to TIME8, Tejas Mariswamy, Divisional Forest Officer of Assam State Zoo said, “The battery-operated cars with a seating capacity of eight people will now provide visitors shade during the scorching summers and rains. People, irrespective of age, can enjoy the beauty of the zoo without any hassles.”

    The battery-operated cars were first introduced three years back. “The vehicles were poorly maintained and were eventually left unused. This year, with the help of our sponsors, we repaired and finally re-launched the vehicles,” he added.

    At present, only two battery-operated cars will be available from August 3rd, 2019. “We are also planning to introduce e-rickshaws in the zoo,” Mariswamy said.

    It may be mentioned, the Assam State Zoo welcomed a pair of Asiatic Lion from the Sakkarbaug Zoo, Gujarat on August 1st, 2019. They were released into the enclosure by Suklabaidya.



    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    EXCLUSIVE: Four special courts to resolve pending cases of ex-NDFB ultras

    Employment opportunities would be offered to the surrendered NDFB cadres in CRPF, CISF and other security and paramilitary forces

    ‘ST status granted to six communities of Assam’: JP Nadda ‘goof-up’ in Silchar

    The CCTOA has been objecting to the demands of granting ST status to the six communities

    Assam: Guwahati gets Pink Bus service

    The ASTC used the color pink so that the commuters can easily identify the special free city bus service.

    Chinese Pangolin Rescued in City: Two Held

    There is a huge demand for these mammals in China and southeast Asia where pangolin meat is considered a delicacy and a tonic food

    Arunachal girl alleges sexual misconduct at ISBT in Guwahati

    The incident occurred at ISBT in Guwahati, where Chello Meme who hailed from Arunachal accused a man of trying to have inappropriate conduct with her.

    62 Bangladeshis held along Indo-Bangla border since 2019: BSF

    Over 44,645 cattle heads and 47,940 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup were seized too