PATNA: The chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, inspected the work on the “nature safari” at the tourist hotspot Rajgir on Saturday (December 20) and asked the officials there to complete the “glass floor bridge” (sky walk) by March next year. During his visit, he also inspected the zip line, bike, and main nature safari camp, an official press release said.
CM Nitish instructed officers to turn to protection experts to better maintain the venue. He was accompanied in his office by Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar, CM’s Chief Secretary Chanchal Kumar, OSD in his office Gopal Singh, Patna Division Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Nalanda DM and SP, and other officials.
The construction work for ‘nature safri’ in Bihar’s Rajgir is almost complete. This nature park is considered the dream project of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. The Prime Minister also inspected the zoo safari on Saturday and asked officials about the animal cage, kitchen and room where the sick animals will be kept. He also glanced at the vehicle intended for a zoo safari.
Speaking to PTI, CM Nitish said: “We talked about starting a zoo safari together with the nature safari in Rajgir. The officials said, however, that nature safari work cannot be carried out together with the zoo safari, but only in the forest area”.
When asked about the timeframe for the nature safari to begin, the CM said, after checking with the officials present, that it would begin next March.
The state government has started work on the project to bring clean drinking water from the Ganga River to everyone in Rajgir – be it Nalanda University, defense and police personnel, households or hotels, said CM Nitish, while claiming as soon as Ganga water Rajgir reached, no you have to get groundwater.
The extraction of groundwater had adversely affected the rich heritage of the place (Rajgir), he said, exuding confidence that things would be back to normal. “Our only intention is to protect historical places so that the new generation can be inspired to learn and understand them,” said the Prime Minister.
The state government is taking all steps to revitalize these places to encourage tourism in the country, he added.
(With PTI inputs)