Heavy rains: Night travel, off-road riding banned in Idukki's hilly areas

Off-road safaris in Idukki are also strictly prohibited. Photo: Manorama

Idukki: Night travel through the hilly areas of the Idukki district has been prohibited until the withdrawal of red and orange alerts. The District Collector has issued strict instructions to the District Superintendent of Police, Sub Divisional Magistrates, Regional Transport Officers, and tahsildars to effectively enforce the ban. To ensure safety in the tourist areas of the district, restrictions will be imposed at centres around waterfalls and water bodies. Off-road safaris are also strictly prohibited in the district. The Tourism Department, DTPC, Hydel Tourism, Forest Department, KSEB, and local self-governments have been tasked with regulating and ensuring safety in the tourist areas of the district. Officials concerned should ensure that warnings are intimated to tourists arriving from other states. The warnings should be intimated also to those arriving at resorts, homestays, and hotels. Off-road safaris in the district are also strictly prohibited.

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