Pune: 35 Stalls Demolished By Lonavla Municipal Council Following Fatal Accident 

Pune: 35 Stalls Demolished By Lonavla Municipal Council Following Fatal Accident

Pune: 35 Stalls Demolished By Lonavla Municipal Council Following Fatal Accident

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In response to a recent tragedy at Bhushi Dam, the Lonavla Municipal Council (LMC) and Pune district administration have taken decisive action to ensure public safety. On Tuesday, amidst heavy police presence, kiosks and stalls that were set up on railway land near the dam were removed. These structures, which had been popular attractions for years, posed obstacles to rescuers and officials during emergencies. 35 stalls were demolished to clear the area.

Further measures have been implemented to enhance safety in tourist areas. A strict 6pm closure has been imposed on Tiger, Shivling, and Lions points in Lonavla until August 31. This decision aims to mitigate risks associated with late visits to these popular viewpoints.

The urgency for these actions follows a tragic incident where five individuals, including four children, lost their lives at Bhushi Dam. The family involved ventured into restricted areas and suffered severe injuries. Deputy Superintendent of Police Kartik Satyasai highlighted the necessity of these restrictions to prevent future mishaps.

Effective immediately, tourists are prohibited from going beyond the west weir of Bhushi Dam. Parking on Sahara bridge and entry into upper portions of nearby waterfalls are also restricted. These measures underscore the authorities’ commitment to ensuring visitor safety and preventing tragic incidents at this scenic but potentially hazardous location.