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Rani Baug all set to reopen for tourists

Rani Baug in Byculla will now be open for its visitors. Every year this place attracts a lot of people from India and Abroad. A plan has been laid out to allow 50 per cent of tourists by taking care of all the rules and regulations.

Rani Baug all set to reopen for tourists
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With the view of controlling the growing number of cases, the lockdown was imposed in Mumbai in the month of March. While the lockdown helped in keeping people indoors but it did have a negative impact on various businesses, trades. As a part of the lockdown, all tourist places were shut.

Now in the fifth phase of the lockdown the state government and the municipal corporation had given some relaxations in the rules as a part of ‘Mission Begin Again.’

With things coming back to normalcy, Rani Baug in Byculla will now be open for its visitors. Every year this place attracts a lot of people from India and abroad. Given that we are still in the middle of the pandemic, a plan has been laid out to open Rani Baug. Some ground rules have been formed to ensure that social distancing norms are adhered here even now. 

Following are a few guidelines which have to be followed by people that will be visiting Rani Baug:

  • Only 50 per cent of tourists will be allowed in order to avoid congestion
  • The rules of social behaviour will be followed
  • One-meter distance will be kept from the spectator gallery to keep a distance from the animals
  • Arrangements will be made to keep a safe distance near the ticket window
  • Sanitization will be done every two hours

The Byculla zoo is a popular destination and the arrivals of penguins had helped in attracting a lot more tourists. About 5,000 visitors visit Rani Baug every day, while 10-15,000 on weekends and holidays. Earlier the daily income ranged from Rs 15,000 to Rs. 20,000, which further increased to Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 6 lakhs. But due to the lockdown, Rani Baug had been facing a revenue loss of Rs. 1.5 lakh every day.

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