Delhi Zoo reopened for the general public on Thursday after remaining closed for nearly a yr because of the Covid lockdown. Pleasure was palpable among the many guests however confronted points in getting on-line tickets whereas social distancing norms went for a toss on the entry gate.
A restricted variety of guests have been allowed to enter whereas the tickets have been being offered on-line solely. Nonetheless, some guests confronted a number of issues as few did not get the OTP to validate the cost, whereas funds of others failed. The server additionally crashed for a while, leaving ready folks excessive and dry.
Sunny, who got here from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh to go to the zoo, informed IANS: “The server of the zoo was down. We made a number of tries to guide the tickets however failed each time.”
Some vacationers stated that after they tried to make the cost, they have been directed again to the zoo web site’s residence web page.
Delhi Zoo Director Ramesh Kumar Pandey stated: “The vacationers in addition to the workers have been enthusiastic about opening of the zoo. We had performed preparations concerning the identical however there have been some points regarding the on-line funds. We are attempting to deal with it and shortly it is going to be sorted.”
“The numbers of card readers can be improve whereas we’re engaged on offering each cost possibility on the web site additionally. We’re additionally making an attempt to make sure that social distancing is maintained on the entry gate of the zoo,” he added.
There was no marking on the entrance in order that guests ready to enter might preserve social distancing, nonetheless, thermal screening was being performed, hand sanitiser was distributed and everybody was carrying masks.
Guests stated that preparations within the zoo have been tremendous however not all Covid associated SOPs have been been adopted.
However, younger guests have been glad of likelihood to see their favorite animals and birds once more.
Class three pupil Nayra Sikka stated that she had come to see an ostrich however when informed that as of now, there isn’t a ostrich within the zoo but, she stated that she is going to then see the elephants.