Tourists flock to Idukki dam
Cheruthoni: Large number of tourists have been visiting Idukki dam since last month. The dam was opened for Onam holidays and will remain open for public till October 30.
According to reports, a total of 28,715 adults and 3000 children visited the dam till October 6.
Speed boat ride through the dam was the major attraction here. The adventurous ride was a pleasant experience for all. But this time, boating facility was not arranged here. Hence, the tourists were unhappy over cancellation of boating.
Demand to resume boating
The boating service in Idukki dam was cancelled from September 2016. KSEB hydel tourism officials reported that the forest department interrupted the service.
Meanwhile, forest department officials stated that the boat service will be resumed once the government grants permission.
KSEB Hydel tourism department has been operating speed boating services in other dams in Idukki except Idukki dam. Though KSEB has declared that the service will be resumed this year, no action was taken yet.