The metropolis’s Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo, also referred to as Byculla Zoo, has reopened following a yr of closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The zoo formally opened for the public on Monday, Feb 15.
In the first weekend since the Byculla zoo opened for guests as many as 11,000 guests came visiting the zoo. This resulted in a income technology of INR 5.74 lakh. While it is a good signal however these numbers are nowhere near what the zoo was clocking earlier than the pandemic.
On Saturday, 4,600 folks had visited the zoo whereas on Sunday it surged to six,400 folks. Dr. Sanjay Tripathi, director of the zoo, mentioned that whereas there was a superb prove at no cut-off date did the authorities must shut the gates as a consequence of overcrowding. He added, “We were expecting a comparatively larger crowd on the weekend. So, adequate guards were stationed”.
On the first day that Zoo opened for the public, officers mentioned that round 1,419 folks visited the facility, producing roughly ₹69,600 in ticket gross sales. Entrance for seniors at Byculla zoo is freed from price.