Police appeal to not visit waterfalls banned for public

Panvel and its adjoining area are known for trekking and enjoyment because of the number of waterfalls in the hilly areas.

Amit SrivastavaUpdated: Friday, July 01, 2022, 12:32 PM IST
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Panvel and its adjoining area are known for trekking and enjoyment because of the number of waterfalls in the hilly areas. A large number of revellers visit the area to enjoy the lap of nature during the monsoon. However, due to previous incidents causing human lives, police have appealed to visitors to stay away from waterfalls.

As a precautionary measure, Shivraj Patil, deputy commissioner of police of zone 2 has appealed to visitors and trekkers to avoid near the water body where the administration has banned.

The Forest Department and local administration have banned entry to a number of waterfalls including Pandavkada in Kharghar and others in the Panvel region.

Patil said, “People often go to the waterfalls and dams in Panvel and Kharghar areas to have fun. However, they lose their lives due to accidents. During heavy rainfall, the water level in catchment areas increases and many visitors could not realise the threat and drowning cases are reported,” said Patil.

Every year, accidents take place at Pandavkada waterfall in Kharghar. Therefore, the administration has banned entry to the waterfall.

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