Indore : If all goes well, there will be a dinosaur fossil park in Bagh area of Dhar district in near future. It will be spread over 89.54 hectors of land. Currently, construction work is going on for approach road, boundary wall and sheds.
The estimated cost of the project is said to be Rs 4.5 crore and the proposal for the five-year project was prepared and got sanctions in 2011. Work on the project started later in that year.
The Indore district administration is also helping the Forest Department in this unique project.
Informing about the project; local expert and paleontologist Vishal Verma said that the project would be a window to the world of Dinos and creatures existed long ago. He said that a team of experts were working on the project and it would be completed in the scheduled time.
Experts believe that being close to the educational hub of the state, Indore, the place is expected to attract more and more visitors. It is found that the Dinosaur fossil national park would be the only one such big place where the visitors could see the fossils.
It is found that the experts in the subject found the fossils of Dinosaurs and fossils of their eggs in Bagh area of Dhar district. Since the area has plenty of fossils, a proposal was mooted and sent to the Forest Department for sanction.
It is found that the national park would also display at least 2,000 shark fossils, more than 1,000 equipment and weapons used by people in the Stone Age. It will also feature at least 2,000 fossils of shark, life size models of dinosaur nesting and fossils of tallest tree ever found for instance; gymnosperms that are said to be the group of seed-producing plants that includes conifers, cycads, ginkgo, and gnetales.
Model of Narmada
The expert at the site said that a 1200mtr long model of River Narmada would be featured in the park. It was informed that the model would feature all the details of fossils obtained from the River Narmada and its surroundings.
Sharing the information on sheds, Verma said that the fossils were not being picked up and put in the sheds instead the sheds are being developed where the fossils are being found. The area is totally fenced and construction of approach road is nearing completion.