It has come to light that courses and Gypsy drivers are taking regulation of their hands all through jungle safari in Deolapar Forest Range (Wildlife), Pench Tiger Reserve, with a concept to delight the tourists and earn a quick buck. Despite repeated commands being issued now and again through the wooded area government worried, unruly behavior of Gypsy drivers in connivance with publications, continues unabated. Cornering of animals, in particular, tiger, in scenario whilst temperature is soaring may worsen the carnivore, retaliating in the technique and causing injuries or even loss of life.
Flouting guidelines prolonged with the aid of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), those Gypsy drivers and guides take pleasure in cornering the massive cats, no longer retaining distance of 50 mtrs in between two automobiles and waiting beyond the stipulated time at a specific spot with the intention to get a clean view and appealing pix of the tiger, tigress or cubs at a waterhole or different spot. NTCA has already issued commands not to make pix and spots of tigers viral on social media. Amlendu Pathak, Deputy Director, Pench Tiger Reserve, issued a letter to the Range Forest Officer (RFO) recently, drawing his attention closer to crowding of tiger-bearing spots and annoying the carnivores.
The Gypsy drivers and guides are flouting the guidelines by shifting together occupying the complete course inside the method for the duration of jungle safari, not maintaining distance in between vehicles and not preventing at a niche for 15 minutes.
He also sent a picture to the RFO which indicates vehicles moving three abreast at the direction to corroberate his assertion. Pathak requested the RFO to keep a meeting of the drivers and guides right away to enlighten them on the regulations, guide them on NTCA norms and tourism coverage of Maharashtra Government. He additionally asked the RFO to take stern motion against drivers and guides, if found violating the guidelines/rules inside the destiny. The RFO ought to also guide Foresters and Forest Guides under him about tourism guidelines in jungle, make them go to the tourism routes and take strict motion against drivers/guides, if discovered flouting the rules.