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Rajasthan’s Machia Biological Park at Jodhpur inaugurated; became state’s second park
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the State’s second biological park in Jodhpur. Spread over 41 hectares of land, the park named Machia Biological Park serves as a habitat for a slew of wild animals and a perfect hangout for nature enthusiasts. DFO (Widlife) Mahendra Singh Rathore said that the park has 20 animal enclosures and almost all are occupied.
Constructed at a cost of Rs 32.43 crore, the park took about 6 years to complete and was closed for the past few months. The park boasts of a range of facilities which include a reception centre, resting shelters, cafeteria, drinking water and toilets, Interpretation Centre, path way apart from parking, administrative section, veterinary hospital and so on.
The desperation of the visitors was evident when a large number of visitors queued up at the entrance of the park immediately after its inauguration. About 500 visitors visited the park on inaugural day. The park will remain open on all days except Tuesdays, besides August 15 and January 26. The venue will also be available for shooting documentary and films at a reasonable fee of Rs 1,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively.