The Bannerghatta National Park in Bengaluru is set to open on Monday after a three-month lockdown due to COVID-19. The National Park will open with strict restrictions in place.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike obtained the approval to open the National Park from the state government. The public will be allowed to visit the National Park from Monday with restrictions in place. Wearing masks is compulsory and everyone will undergo thermal screening before entering the park. The park that has been shut since the 24th of March when the first phase of the lockdown was announced. Vanashree Vipin Sing, the Executive director of the Bengaluru Bannerghatta Biological Park said,
“The maximum number of persons at any given time in the zoom will be restricted and kept low to maintain social distancing between groups.”
Note: Nandi Hills is closed till June 30th
All Tickets To Be Bought Online
The non-air conditioned safari buses of the park will be operating in half capacity with everyone assigned a window seat to ensure safe ventilation. For groups of maximum seven people, a non-air-conditioned battery run jeep safari will be made available that has a protective screen between the passenger and the driver. The battery vehicle that carries a maximum of seven people will be priced at Rs. 1000.
The tickets for the zoo, safari, butterfly park, the battery-operated vehicles, and parking will be needed to buy online. No ticket counters would be open. Initially, there will be a restriction on the number of visitors to ensure safe social distancing. The visitors will need to report at the National Park 15 minutes prior to the booked time slot. A distance of six feet to be maintained between two groups.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike also requested the visitors of the National Park to be up to date with the latest COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as the Karnataka State government. However, the vulnerable groups like children below the age of 10, senior citizens above the age of 65, pregnant women, and citizens with underlying conditions are advised not to come out of their houses.
Source: The News Minute