Though SSD is an infection that has been affecting the trees here for the past 40 years, the number of trees getting damaged has increased in the past two years.
The most number of casualties occurred between 2017 and 2019, when 334 deaths were registered.
While 12 cabins will be operated, each of these will have the capacity to accommodate three persons. The ticket cost has been fixed at Rs 95 plus GST.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 67th Wildlife Week, Karnataka Forest Minister Umesh Vishwanath Katti said 'tree cover will be enhanced in private areas by encouraging and incentivizing farmers.'