Thiruvananthapuram: The police informed that all vehicles coming for the Mandalam festival season at Sabarimala should get a police pass. The passes will be available at the concerned police station in all districts.
The parking was completely shifted to Nilakkal post-floods. Those vehicles without passes will not be allowed parking at Nilakkal or any other areas.
Identity cards have been made compulsory for those working in the small scale shops in nearby areas during the festival season.
These mesures are part of beefing up the security in viewofthe possibility of violent protests similar to that took place the last time when the nada was opened.
The private vehicles of the devotee’s will be allowed only till Nilakkal. KSRTC has informed that it will conduct services to and fro Pampa.
Online booking facility has been implemented for darshan. According to reports, more than 4 lakh people have registered through online.