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Traveling to Ooty and Kodaikanal? E-pass should be taken in advance

Traveling to Ooty and Kodaikanal? E-pass should be taken in advance.

Chennai: Here’s some bad news for those who want to rock the holidays. Ooty-Kodaikkanal journeys will be really difficult.

Travel to both places has been restricted.  The Madras High Court has imposed restrictions on Ooty-Kodaiknal travel. The Madras High Court has ordered the introduction of e-Pass from May 7 to June 30.  Those planning to visit Ooty or Kodaikanal between May 7 and June 30 will have to take an e-pass in advance.  The reason for the action is environmental problems due to increased traffic during summer.

At the same time, the court has also directed the Nilgiri and Dindigul District Collectors to issue a nationwide advertisement informing them of the new decision.  Pass is mandatory for passenger vehicles only.  PASS has also been mandated to collect accurate information about travelers and vehicles.

The court has put forward the directive while considering the petition regarding environmental protection.  Currently, there is heavy traffic in Ooty and Kodaikanal.  Up to 2000 vehicles reach here every day. Meanwhile, the number of people who can reach the region will be determined after the study conducted by Madras IIT as per the instructions of the District Collectors.  Later, tourists will be allowed based on this number.  The court will hear the plea again on July 5.

The Nilgiris and Dindigul Collectors said that following the High Court order, the state government will be instructed to reduce the entry of vehicles and control the number of tourists.  From 2000 people per day to 20000 tourists during the holidays.

At present, the court has not directed how many people should be admitted in a day.  The court has also directed the collectors to collect information such as the type of vehicle, the number of passengers, whether they are traveling only during the day or whether they intend to stay overnight.

The court said that the number of vehicles coming to both places in a day is alarming.  At the same time, the court also clarified that the e-pass restriction does not apply to local residents.


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