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Nature’s fury: Tourists’ entry to Nandankanan barred for two days

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 1:

Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) authorities have decided to bar entry of tourists to the famous site on the outskirts of the Odisha capital for two days beginning tomorrow after Nor’wester induced rain accompanied with gusty wind caused extensive damage to the property.

As per a preliminary estimate, property worth over Rs 50 lakh has been damaged at NZP.

“Nandankanan Zoological Park will be closed for two days as several trees have been uprooted and electric supply has been disrupted following Nor’wester this afternoon,” NZP Deputy Director Jayant Kumar Das said.

It may be mentioned here that power supply to the Park comprising of wildlife sanctuary and botanical garden has been disrupted as 33 KV high tension supply to it has been affected.

However, no loss to the inmates of the Park and the visitors was reported.