The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the closure of commercial activities. Restaurants, hotels, bars, etc.) at Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur till December 1. The government is now preparing to move the Supreme Court against these orders of the NGT. The Department of Archeology is taking legal opinion for this.
In fact, the NGT had given the orders on October 4 after hearing public interest litigation filed by forest lover Rajendra Tiwari. In this order, the NGT has asked to stop all non-forest activities in the Nahargarh Wildlife Area. The NGT reprimanded the Archaeological Department and RTDC and said that they have no right to conduct such commercial activities in the sanctuary. The NGT said that it should immediately stop these activities and get the fort vacated. Along with this, the NGT has directed the Forest Department to intervene on the fort and develop sanctuary conservation and eco-tourism there.
Presently there is a restaurant and beer bar outside Nahargarh Fort named Padhav, which is run by RTDC. Apart from this, another restaurant is operating inside the fort, which has been given on lease to a private firm by the Department of Archeology. Apart from this, a light show is also done here. In this way, the Rajasthan Tourism Department and the Department of Arcology are controlling the entire fort. According to the officials of the Department of Arcology, the light and sound show is of 45 minutes, which is based on folk music. During this, the sound system that is played has a sound intensity of 98 decibels, which is less than the horn of a motorcycle. In such a situation, there is no noise pollution due to such a sound, and neither the life of wildlife is affected.