Chennai, April 4 (BPNS)
The Theppakadu Elephant Camp in the Madumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) will be shut down from April 6 to 9 due to a visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the camp.
The Prime Minister, according to information from the police department will be interacting with the Bomman and his wife Bellie- who are the stars of the Oscar Winning Documentary film –The Elephant Whisperers.
All rest houses, guest houses and restaurants will be closed down during this period. Even though the Forest department had stated that the Theppekadu Elephant Camp would be closed from April 6 to 9th due to a VVIP visit, the information from the Police sources is that it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is visiting the elephant camp.
Vehicle safaris will also be closed from April 7 to 9 due to security reasons.
Forest officials told BPNS that the roads leading to the Theppekadu elephant camp is under repair and the laying of walking paths to the Kralls ( elephant enclosures).
It is to be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reaching Chennai to inaugurate the new integrated terminal of the Chennai international airport between April 8 and 9.
Sources said that the Prime Minister will visit the Elephant camp on his way from Chennai to Mysuru.