Lonavala Falls tragedy leads to prohibitory orders at several picnic spots in Pune
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08.07.2024 India Pune   8
Lonavala Falls tragedy leads to prohibitory orders at several picnic spots in Pune

Recently, a tragedy occurred at the Bhushi Dam in Lonavala, Maharashtra, in which a woman died along with her four children. All five bodies were recovered. But following the tragic incident, the Pune district administration immediately took action and imposed prohibitory orders at several popular picnic spots, including Bhushi Dam and Pavana Dam in Maval.


The new rule will be in effect from July 2 to 31. These measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of tourists during the peak monsoon season in the state.


The notification was issued by District Collector Suhas Diwase. The notification focuses on compliance with the strict safety protocols prescribed by the Bhartiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Disaster Management Act, 2005. These include identifying dangerous regions, placing rescuers and rescue teams in such places. Signs will also be posted to warn visitors of potential risks.


The recent accident highlights the dangerous conditions that can occur in monsoon-filled bodies of water such as waterfalls and dams. Prohibitory orders under Section 163 of the BNNS and the Disaster Management Act now prohibit gatherings of five or more people. People's access to water bodies is also limited. All activities such as taking selfies and making videos in certain places are also completely prohibited.


The areas covered by these orders include Maval, Mulshi, Ambegaon, Khed, Junnar, Bor, Velhu, Indapur and Haveli. Some of the famous tourist spots are Tiger Point, Lions Point and Rajmachi Point in Khandala and waterfalls at Bendewadi and Dahuli. Other places include Mulshi Dam, Tamhini Ghat, Milkibar Falls in Mulshi, Khadakwasla and Varasgaon Dams in Haveli.


For those who don't know, Bhushi Dam in the scenic hills of Lonavala is a popular tourist attraction. The dam area is known for its tranquil nature and cascading waterfalls during the monsoon season. A large number of visitors often come here to enjoy picnics amidst the lush greenery and enjoy the refreshing waters flowing through the dam.


But the monsoons also pose a danger. As visitors flock to scenic attractions such as Pavana Dam and Lonavala, it is important to follow established safety guidelines and adhere to the prohibitory measures in place. By putting safety first, authorities strive to prevent future tragedies.

Source: timesofindia

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