Mangaluru:Visitors to the Pilikula Biological Park can now use debit or credit cards to pay the entry fee even as they will get to see a new attraction — a hippopotamus, by the end of next month.
According to H. Jayaprakash Bhandary, director of the park, visitors are now allowed to pay with cards (since January 20). Saying the park would adopt a completely cashless entry fee system in phases, Director Bhandary said payments through digital wallets and Universal Payment Interface (UPI) would also be introduced in the coming days. Eventually, the cash system would be stopped.
The park charges an entry fee of Rs. 50 per adult and Rs. 20 for children aged between three and 10. There is no entry fee for children aged below three. If school children go to the park on a trip, the fee per head is Rs. 15. An ATM machine would be installed near the park entrance shortly.
The director said the park was also making efforts to bring an anaconda from Chennai Snake Park. As the park is yet to get permission from the government bodies concerned, this might take a few months.
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