Pamba river (file photo)
Pathanamthitta: The Kerala Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) banned travel to the hilly shrine of Sabarimala in the wake of the Red Alert issued in the Pathanamthitta district. No pilgrim will be allowed to ascend to the hilly shrine from 3:00 pm on Thursday as the rain continued to wreak havoc in the district.
District Collector Divya S Iyer who is also the chairperson of the district Disaster Management Authority authority asked the devotees to descend from the hill shrine and move to a safe location before 6 pm on Thursday.
The decision was taken in the wake of weather updates forecasting heavy rainfall in Pamba and Sabarmila in the coming hours.