Nilgiris to stay closed for visitors till April 30

Nilgiris to stay closed for visitors till April 30

Those travelling to the Nilgiris for tourism purposes would be restricted from entering the district. As per the latest reports, the district borders would, however, not be closed.

If recent government orders are to go by, botanical and rose gardens, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Ooy Lake and the Sim’s Park at Coonoor, are among some tourist places that will remain closed to visitors till April 30.

Referring to this, Nilgiris Collector J Innocent Divya, explained that those visiting the hilly spot for medical purposes, trade, or other essential services would be allowed to enter only after submission of relevant documents.

She added that to check this, special teams will be deputed on the border check posts to check the purpose of their visit to the district. Reportedly, movement of essential services will be allowed.

Nilgiris to stay closed for visitors till April 30

The Collector further elaborated that processing industries in the district in order to run their units, will have to get special permission from the district administration. Reports state that their staff and workers would also need to get special identification cards for the said purpose.

Also, the e-registration process for those coming from other districts would continue as usual.

Divya, reiterated, “Of the total population of 7.30 lakh in the Nilgiris, at least 105434 have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far. The total number of RT-PCR tests conducted in the hill district till date stands at 397,000”.

However, as per the records, tourist flow to the district had also come down in the past two days.

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