Monday, November 18, 2019

Airport project still in limbo, MIHAN reports tiger sightings on two days

Nagpur: Even as the ambitious Multi-modal International Hub Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) goes through seemingly endless delays, the sighting of a tiger on two consecutive days in the project’s I-T area has put authorities on alert.

The tiger was seen by some labourers and security personnel in a shrubby area near Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys campuses, on November 16 and 17. Deputy Conservator of Forest Prabhunath Shukla confirmed the animal sighted was a tiger. “We saw it in a camera trap picture clicked around 10 pm on November 18. It seems to be an adult tiger,” he said.

Shukla added: “We will wait for some time to see if it leaves on its own. Otherwise, we may have to drive it out, or, as a last resort, capture it.”

Security staffers at MIHAN claim they have often seen blue bulls and wild pigs in the area. Baba Dawre, a political activist who has fought for rights of MIHAN oustees, said the site also has leopards moving around.
18/11/19 Vivek Deshpande/Indian Express
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