As the Idukki dam is on the brink of being opened due to monsoon over pour, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan appealed to the people not to panic over the raising water level in the dam.
“People don’t want to panic although the orange alert has been issued. The shutters of the dam will be opened only during day time after prior information is given to the public”, the cm wrote on social media.
The cm also asked the people to follow instructions issued by the disaster management authority and the district administrations.
Following heavy rains, four shutters of the Neyyar dam were opened. Those living on the banks of the river downstream have been cautioned to remain alert.