Pune district Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh on July 16, 2021 issued prohibitory orders imposing restrictions on tourists visiting tourist spots in the district in view of the Covid19.
The Collector informed that areas such as Lonavla and Khandala, Bhushi dam, Sinhagad fort, Varasgaon, Panshet, Maval, Mulshi, Junnar, Bhor, Velhe, etc.
Deshmukh stated that tourists come in large numbers at these places during monsoon and with the Covid19 pandemic the tourists are flouting the norms.
He added that, “To curb the spread of Covid19 the decision was taken to impose prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC and also under the Disaster management act.”
Prohibitory orders issued in places :
Maval – Bhushi dam, Ghubad talav, Lonavla Dam, Tungali dam, Rajmachi point, Monkey point, Amrutanjan bridge, valvan dam, Ekvira temple, Vehergaon, tiger point, Lion point, Shivling point, Karla Bhaja caves, Lohgad fort, Tung fort, Visapur fort, Tikona fort, Pavna dam, Ambegaon waterfalls, Dudhiware Prati Pandharpur, Dahuli, Bendewadi.
Mulshi – Lavasa, Temghar dam, Mulshi dam, Palshe waterfalls, Pimpri Dari point, Sahara city,Kalvan area, Tamhini ghat
Haveli – Ghera Sinhagad, Sinhagad fort, Donje, Khadakwasla
Ambegaon – Bhima Shankar, Kondwal waterfalls, Dimbhe dam, Ahupe tourist spot
Velha – Panshet, Varasgaon, torna fort, Rajgad, madhe ghat
Junnar – Nane ghat, Dare ghat, Ambe hatvij, Vadaj dam, Manikdoh, Leopard Shelter house, Shivneri fort, Savand fort, Hadsar fort
Bhor – Varandha ghat, Bhor ghat, Rohideshwar fort / Vichitragad, Raireshwar fort, Bhor Rajwada, Bhatgar dam, Neeta Deodhar dam, Nageshwar mandir, Narayanpur mandir, Panavadi, Bopdev ghat, Diveghat, Malhargad.
Advisory issued by the Pune District Collector :
Avoid taking selfies are risky points
Consuming liquor of public places Is prohibited
Carrying or consuming liquor is prohibited
Do not drive vehicles in a rash manner
Do not litter by throwing plastic, glass items, thermocol and other non biodegradable waste
Two / Four / Six wheelers are banned to enter the premises within 1 kms from the waterfall
Assembly of more than five people has been restricted
Tourists are not allowed to venture into the water bodies and remain under waterfalls