Corbett opens, Delhi man's booking nixed

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Dehradun: Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) opened after almost three months on Sunday. Five people made online bookings for safari at the reserve - four of whom were from Uttarakhand while one was from Delhi -- but the Corbett administration turned down the booking of the Delhi resident.
Park officials said they had called him and told him about the threat that his visit would pose to all, including wild animals, as he would be coming from a high-load Covid zone. After its opening, the reserve's Bijrani zone welcomed Uttarakhand Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and his two family members as the first guests.
The reserve is open only for day visits and adhering to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) guidelines, night stay has not been permitted. Also, tourists are not allowed to get off safari vehicles.
Corbett director Rahul said, "We have been provided a list of 31 high-load Covid cities by the state government and, therefore, we had no other option but to reject a booking as Delhi is on the list." He added that a booking for three people (two men and one woman) was done by him for next Saturday (June 20). "We have asked him to rebook the tickets keeping in mind the quarantine period," he said.

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