Civic body invites suggestions from citizens for theme park

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The  PCMC has asked residents whether there is a need of a zoo in the city. The four options include a night safari, a rainforest park, a bird park and a deer park. The night safari is an open-air zoo set in a humid tropical forest that is open only at night

Pimpri: After selecting space for area-specific development under the Smart City project through citizens’ feedback, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has invited  suggestions online from citizens to decide the theme for the proposed park on 58 acres land in Talwade.

The civic body has circulated a questionnaire on various platforms, including its official website, inviting suggestions from citizens. Those interested may submit their responses for the theme park till
October 20.

A consultant was appointed for suggesting themes for the park in August. The consultant has come up with some options and citizens are supposed to choose an appropriate option. The PCMC will finalise the theme that will be preferred by most citizens. Once the people choose the theme, a detailed project report will be prepared in six months by the same consultant. It will be sent to the Central government for final approval.

The  PCMC has asked residents whether there is a need of a zoo in the city. The four options include a night safari, a rainforest park, a bird park and a deer park. The night safari is an open-air zoo set in a humid tropical forest that is open only at night.

At night safari, animals ranging from rhinos to pangolins to tigers will be made visible by lighting that resembles moonlight. In the rainforest park, people can experience glimpses of wild heritage from the rainforest in a naturalistic mimicry. Walking through clouds and artificial torrential rains would be an attraction.

The bird park theme is inspired by the world renewed Jurong Bird Park, Singapore. The theme is about housing a variety of colourful birds from across the world. The visitors would enjoy an innovative display of predator birds, wetland birds, parrots and talking birds, hornbills, owls and other nocturnal birds and pheasants.

If a deer safari park is developed, people will be able to enjoy the beauty of free-roaming deer species found across India.

Visitors will be given a safari ride in an open vehicle through wildly roaming deer and antelopes. Naturalistic enrichment in surroundings will impart a forest safari feel.

The PCMC has asked people about suitable visiting hours at the facility, ticket rates and any additional facility required.

 

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