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CZA seeks minor changes in Trichy zoological park design

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While the upcoming zoological park in Trichy has been awaiting funds for next stage of construction, minor revision are being carried out in terms of its design as suggested by concerned authorities.
Proposed in 2010, the zoological park in Trichy spanning 62 hectares will be the fifth zoological park under the zoo authority in Tamil Nadu if completed. Located at a distance of 32 km from the Trichy city towards Chennai, the zoo is coming up in the reserve forest in M R Palayam.
A total Rs2.4 crore has already been spent to carry out fencing and other preliminary works at the proposed site. Besides erecting four enclosures to accommodate deer species, formation of walkways, zoo entrance, overhead tank and a cloak room have been built.
Work on further developing the zoological park is possible only after funds are sanctioned, said a senior official with the forest department, adding that a proposal from the forest department to carry second phase of work to the tune of Rs7 crore is pending with the state government for sanction of funds.

Meanwhile, Central Zoo Authority of India (CZA) and Zoo Authority of Tamil Nadu had asked for minor revision in the proposal submitted by the forest department.
As per norms the zoo must provide proper waste disposal system for treating both solid and liquid waste generated in each enclosure. "We were asked to make minor changes in the design of cages and installation of effluent treatment plant at the zoological park. Moreover, the built up area in any zoo shall not exceed 25 per cent of the total area of the zoo," said the official.
CZA shall grant recognition with due regard to the interests of protection and conservation of wild life and such standards, norms and other matters has to been followed, added the official.
When TOI contacted state minister for forest Dindigul C Sreenivasan over phone on the delay in work due to lack of funds, he refused to comment on it.


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