Idukki Dam opens; Fishing, bathing, laundry are not allowed, selfies and Facebook live are banned

The district administration said purttiyayenn all the settings to open the dam. Minister Roshi Augustine will camp at the site and evaluate the activities. Relief camps are set up for families in five villages.

Idukki Dam Opening

The district administration said purttiyayenn all the settings to open the dam. Minister Roshi Augustine will camp at the site and evaluate the activities. Relief camps are set up for families in five villages.

Most of the camps are in Idukki village. The fire department, police and revenue departments are ready to deal with any situation. The third shutter will be opened at 10.55 am in the presence of Irrigation Minister Roshi Augustine, Electricity Minister K Krishnankutty, District Collector Sheeba George, Electricity Board Chief Engineer S Supriya, Deputy Chief Engineer Prasanna Kumar and Executive R Sridevi.

Idukki Dam opens; Fishing, bathing, laundry are not allowed, selfies and Facebook live are banned
Idukki Dam opens; Fishing, bathing, laundry are not allowed, selfies and Facebook live are banned

Five minutes after the water level in Cheruthoni was assessed, the second shutter and again five minutes later the fourth shutter was measured at 35 cm. Will be raised. Minister Roshi Augustine visited the Idukki Dam and assessed the situation. Those in the flood-prone area were warned to be extra vigilant. The District Collector, who is also the Chairperson of the District Disaster Management Authority, directed the people on both sides of the Periyar from Cheruthoni town to be extra vigilant. During the opening of the dam, river crossings were prohibited in flood prone areas. No fishing in the rivers of these places.

Avoid bathing in the river and washing clothes. Video, selfie taking and Facebook Live are strictly prohibited. Tourism is restricted in these areas. Do not go to the banks of Periyar. The seas also need to be vigilant as the waves will intensify as the water recedes into the Arabian Sea. The public must strictly follow the instructions of the police. Officials also said that journalists should only shoot from places allotted to them.

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