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Entry fee at Vandalur Zoo will be increased soon

The entry fee and safari fare at Vandalur Zoo, also known as Arignar Anna Zoological Park, are set to be increased. The current entry fee of ₹100 is proposed to be raised to ₹200 to meet the growing cost of maintenance and staff salaries. The zoo, spread across 602 hectares, attracts over 2,500 visitors daily on average and about 10,000 visitors on weekends.

A proposal to increase the fee to ₹1,550 per family for traveling around the zoo in battery-operated vehicles has been sent to the authorities. The zoo management is also planning to introduce air-conditioned vehicles for the lion and deer safari, for which the current charges are ₹100 and ₹60 for adults and children, respectively. An official order regarding the fee increase is expected to be released soon.