MCG's plan of making biodiversity park a tourist destination is 'ridiculous': MCG Councillor Nisha Singh
Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) plans to convert the Biodiversity Park into a tourist spot with an intention to renovate the park and earn some revenue as well. The park sprawls across 550 acres is a small portion of the Aravali forest and has always been neglected by the concerned authorities. MCG plans to allure clients by introducing a night safari plan and make Biodiversity Park the latest tourist attraction and give the diversity park a new life.
The plan was proposed at a meeting held on Wednesday and majority of the councillors agreed to the same. Nisha Singh, MCG Councillor of Ward number 30 considers the plan to be a ridiculous one. But, Praveen Kumar, Commissioner of MCG seemed to be content with the plan and thus ordained the councillors to prepare a proposal in written and march ahead. The night safari plan was suggested by the councillors itself whilst sharing their experience of night safari of Singapore.
“The idea to make Biodiversity Park into a tourist destination is a ridiculous one and according to me the proposed plan won't see the daylight ever. The reason I am saying this is because the Bio Diversity Park comes under the conversation of forest zone and even the Ministry of Enviornment won't approve for the suggested plan. The environmentalists of Gurgaon
are oblivious to the new plan and they are certainly going to protest when they get to know about it,” said Nisha Singh, Councillor of MCG, ward no. 30.
She further added, “Everything cannot be made into 'money- making machine' by the government. Biodiversity is a humongous land and it needs to protected and conserved. The plan suggested by the councillors is not a child's play.”
The Biodiversity Park is located at a prime location and is easily connected to roadways and metro rail. The park was once a mining site but was later restored into a biodiversity reserve and now it celebrates the rich flora range offered by the natural conservation.
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