SAMBALPUR: The Forest branch on Wednesday released Jungle Safari in Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary to attract more tourists to the sanctuary. Two camper cars were engaged inside the wildlife sanctuary for the provider. Located at a distance of 40 km from the city, the sanctuary is spread over 362 sq.Km in Bargarh and Sambalpur districts. While the hills give up near Hirakud dam in Sambalpur district on the one aspect, the opposite facet of the hill variety is connected with Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.
Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Hirakud Wildlife Division Sanath Kumar N stated two camper automobiles with the sporting ability of eight people each are to be had for the jungle safari. The coal most important, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), has provided the 2 vehicles beneath its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The fee of the two vehicles is `18.39 lakh, he stated.
The woodland reputable similarly stated the jungle safari is being managed with the aid of Dhodrokusum Eco Development Committee (EDC). The department will provide a driver beside a manual in every automobile. The cars will take the tourists to at least 15 km inside the sanctuary for viewing of the wild animals and `2,000 will be charged for each experience within the automobiles, he stated.
The department has additionally planned to procure four greater vehicles with carrying capability of 12 folks each earlier than September this year. They will not permit entry of private automobiles into the sanctuary after 4 cars are procured, he is knowledgeable. Debrigarh provides a herbal habitat to a selection of a natural world in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is domestic to wild animals like leopard, bison, hyena, noticed deer and sloth endure except a number of migratory birds.
The vacationers can avail the lodging facility available inside the sanctuary. There are five double-bed cottages and a dormitory besides a -story constructing with 8 double-bed rooms within the sanctuary. The inflow of travelers to the sanctuary is likely to grow with the launching of the jungle safari.