Forest Department proposal; visit the sights, picnic in the rain and face the music


Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The Forest Department has proposed a six-month penalty for tourists if they visit picnics, tourist sites or waterfalls in the state’s rains.

Recently, 100 tourists were trapped in Amargarh Falls due to sewer flooding. The tourists were however rescued unharmed. After this incident, strictness was maintained at picnic spots in Bhopal, Raisen and Sehore districts. A team of twenty people will be stationed Saturday and Sunday at the Amargarh Falls.

At Kerwa Dam of Bhopal, a large number of people come to visit during the rainy season and often many people also fall victim to accidents, due to which strict measures are taken here too.

Bhopal DFO Alok Pathak informed that a strict ban has been imposed on Kerwa. Guards are posted there all day. It is forbidden to go there after 4 o’clock in the evening. According to Ratapani SDO, half a dozen guards have also been deployed at Doodh Jharna and Bhadbhada waterfall.

During the rainy season, a large number of people come to see the Amargarh Falls, located 70 km from the state capital, Bhopal, but now visiting this tourist spot can put them in trouble. Tourists can be punished for six months for visiting Amargarh and Digambar falls.

SDM Budhani Radheshyam Baghel said the administration will implement the rules as per the proposal. The locations have been notified by the forest service. Section 144 ICC will be imposed there and action will be taken against offenders under Section 188 CrPC – there is a provision of 6 months imprisonment for this.


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