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Tourist walks 4km in center jungle after Gypsy breaks down

Nagpur: An nighttime jungle safari on Tuesday at Nagzira woodland reserve becomes a horror journey for a tourist who became pressured to stroll in the jungle for 40 mins after the Gypsy he had employed broke down around sundown.
With no mobile community and no walkie-talkie units to send out SoS, 53-yr-old Ajay Agrawal knew there has been no factor waiting for any more within the fading twilight. “The manual and I got out of the automobile and started walking for the camp office which was 4km away,” stated Agrawal.
Leaving his brother and teenaged nephew within the Gypsy with the motive force, Agrawal actually ‘jogged’ thru the dust tune in which earlier in the day a leopard has been spotted. Midway to their vacation spot, darkness fell and Agrawal becomes living his worst nightmare. “We whipped out our cellular telephones to apply the flash torch. It changed into pitch darkish and the eerie feeling of being stalked by means of a wild animal began taking keep,” said Agrawal. His decade-long addiction of running and strolling every day for properly over an hour paid dividends at the time he in no way could have imagined. Agrawal’s stamina, and the cellphone’s battery did now not disappoint as he reached the camp workplace.
But, the nightmare continued. “The group of workers at the camp workplace stated they could not supply us the rescue automobile till their boss stated so, and that took half an hour,” stated Agrawal. The ‘rescue Gypsy’ then went and fetched the stranded passengers, such as the motive force of the safari automobile. Once everyone changed into returned at the camp workplace, some other trouble cropped up. “The wooded area’s entry/go out gate changed into 13km away and they were not equipped to take us there till our driver paid a satisfactory of Rs500, some thing he refused to do. Apart from that, the woodland employees demanded ‘petrol’ expenses to take us till the gate. I turned into exhausted by that point and decided to pay up the quantity,” stated Agrawal.
Forest officers say this turned into an “uncommon and unfortunate incident” and is being looked into. Poonam Pate, NNTR deputy director (core), stated, “The vacationer’s anger is comprehensible and we’re inquiring into the problem. But in middle regions, the strict protocol is observed. Once the gates close, we confirm if all vehicles have come out or no longer. Even camp drivers can’t right now take off with a vehicle, consequently looking for permission became a part of SOP and delay on occasion happens due to negative wi-fi connectivity.”
Wildlife enthusiast Sarosh Lodhi feels such incidents ought to act as an eye opener for the woodland branch. “The safety of tourists is paramount and anyone have to put together for any eventuality. Else such incidents then give the reserve a bad call and tourists begin going to other locations,” stated Lodhi.
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Nagpur: Nagpur mum or dad minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Friday announced an allocation of Rs16 crore from District Mineral Foundation Fund for putting in a robot surgery unit on the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).
The surgical procedure head at the GMCH Dr. Raj Gajbhiye informed TOI that the manner for the buy of the robot had already started out. “Now that the money has been allotted the device may be established in about months,” he stated.
The robotic could be stationed within the surgical procedure department at GMCH however it will likely be utilized by all departments requiring it. Laparoscopic gynecological surgeries, neuro-surgeries, euro-surgeries, ENT and orthopedic surgeries. Keyhole surgeries of the gut, liver, gall bladder, colon and so forth are feasible through robots.
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