INDIRA GANDHI ZOOLOGICAL PARK GETS A PAIR OF ASIATIC LIONS A pair of Asiatic lions – Patvad (male) and Maheswari (female) arrived in Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) from Sakkarbaug Zoo, Junagarh, Gujarat on Friday (23-8-2019) under animal exchange programme . Accompanied by animal keepers and officials concerned, the journey of lions started off on August 21 in a parcel van attached to the train. At present, the 11-year-old Maheswari and seven-year-old Patvad were kept in Animal Rescue Centre, IGZP, for observation and they will be released to enclosure after the conclusion of the quarantine period. In line with the exchange programme, five wild dogs (two male and three females) will be sent to Sakkarbaug Zoo on August 25 via Puri-Okha Express, the zoo curator informed. Next, the IGZP is looking forward to usher in zebras from Kolkata in another one-and-a-half months.
UDAY EXPRESS SERVICES WILL START FROM AUGUST 26 The Ministry of Railways is all set to introduce the train numbers 22701/ 22702 Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam Double-Decker UDAY express for 5 days a week from 26-08-2019 (Monday). On the day of inauguration, the train no: 02701 Visakhapatanm-Vijayawada will run as special express with open timings. The regular service will commence from 27-08-2019. Train number 22701 Visakhapatnam- Vijayawada double -decker UDAY Express will depart from Visakhapatnam at 5.45 a.m and reach Vijayawada at 11.15 am. On the return direction, train number 22702 Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam the double-decker train will depart from Vijayawada at 5.30 pm and reach Vijayawada at 11pm.