Vandalur zoo to be on Pongal day

CHENNAI: Elaborate arrangements have been made in Vandalur zoo in view of the Pongal holidays. The zoo will remain open from January 15 to 17 from 8am till 6pm. About 20 special counters will function on the premises to facilitate easy entry of visitors.

Tickets can also be booked online through the zoowebsite Online ticket booking will open from Saturday.

To ensure safety of visitors, authorities have placed several CCTV cameras. Two parking areas one adjacent Crescent University and another on VGP land on GST Road. The second one will be open on January 17. Free shuttle services will be available for visitors between the zoo and the parking areas.

MTC has also arranged special services to the zoo from various parts of the city. Two rooms have been specially allocated for lactating mothers inside the premises.

As per government orders, visitors are not allowed to bring plastic articles, liquor, cigarette and sugar cane inside the zoo.