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Coronavirus pandemic: Forests in West Bengal to open for tourists for festive season, guidelines to be issued – travel

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the forests have been out of bounds for tourists because the starting of the lockdown in March, however the state authorities determined to open the forests forward of the festive season because the extended closure was bleeding the tourism economic system.

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Updated: Sep 17, 2020 16:45 IST

Kurseong, West Bengal, India(Unsplash)

Forests in West Bengal will be opened for tourists from September 23, officers mentioned on Thursday. Every yr the forests shut down for two months due to the monsoon — from July 15 to September 15, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic the forests have been out of bounds for tourists because the starting of the lockdown in March, they mentioned. The state authorities determined to open the forests forward of the festive season because the extended closure was bleeding the tourism economic system, they added. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Ravikant Sinha mentioned the choice to open the forests was taken at a gathering chaired by Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee on Wednesday. He mentioned guidelines will be issued for tourists and the main points will be determined at a gathering on Friday. Banerjee had earlier mentioned that the federal government was figuring out modalities to open forests and nationwide parks for tourists in the course of the festive season.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.)



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