COLLEM: Dudhsagar Jeep operators expect good earnings this season after suffering losses for two seasons of Covid 19 Pandemic.
Finally, after disappointment and delay for eight days, adventurous Dudhsagar Waterfall Tourism at Collem commenced on Monday.
Around 1092 tourists were ferried to majestic Dudhsagar waterfall through 156 Jeeps treading rough forest roads. In the next couple of days, with the rise of tourists daily, 225 trips are expected to ferry tourists to the waterfall. Online and spot booking is allowed for tourists.
MLA Ganesh Gaonkar welcomed tourists before the forest gates were opened formally.
The season was to commence on October 2, but the Dudhsagar river was flooded due to heavy rain, disappointing tourists for the past eight days.
The season commenced as there were dry days, and the water level in the river was reduced.
Before treading the deep and rough forest route, the Jeep ferrying tourist has to cross twice the river giving an adventurous experience to visitors.
Around 431 Jeep operators registered with the forest department, ready to ferry the tourist to the majestic Dudhsagar waterfall at Collem on a rotation basis, with 225 daily jeeps permitted.
Each Jeep can ferry 7 passengers at Rs 3500 with Rs 500 per passenger.