Monsoon Tourism: Lions Point, Tiger Point Closed from 6 PM to 6 AM

Forest Department will appoint permanent forest guards at these locations. Additionally, police units will be deployed at some tourist spots.
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Pune: To prevent potential accidents, entry to Lions Point, Tiger Point, and Shivalinga Point is prohibited from 6 PM to 6 AM. Sub-Divisional Magistrate Surendra Navale has ordered the Forest Department to appoint permanent forest guards at these locations. Additionally, police units will be deployed at some tourist spots to ensure visitor safety.

Following the tragic deaths of five tourists in the waterfalls behind Bhushi Dam, the state government took serious note of the incident.

Consequently, District Collector Suhas Divase issued directives to implement necessary precautions at tourist spots and announce guidelines for tourists as part of the responsible tourism initiative.

In line with these directives, Maval-Mulshi Sub-Divisional Magistrate Surendra Navale has issued a set of guidelines for tourist spots. Under Section 163 of the Indian Civil Security Code 2023, prohibitory orders have been issued from Tuesday until August 31 to ensure tourist safety and maintain law and order.

Navale instructed the police, forest department, municipal corporation, and railway department to jointly enforce these orders and immediately arrange for road barricading.

Key Guidelines:

  • Complete prohibition on parking vehicles on Sahara Bridge.

  • Restriction on climbing the hills of the three small waterfalls opposite Sahara Bridge.

  • Strict prohibition on accessing the area behind Bhushi Dam's railway guest house.

  • Ban on ascending towards the upper waterfall from the forest department area on the left side of Bhushi Dam.

  • Lions Point, Tiger Point, and Shivalinga Point closed from 6 PM to 6 AM.

Need for Restrictions at Dangerous Locations

Tourist crowds are increasing daily at locations such as Sahara Bridge and the three small waterfalls in front of it, the area around Bhushi Dam's railway guest house, the back of Bhushi Dam, Tiger Point, Lions Point, and Shivalinga Point.

Due to the hazardous nature of these spots, restrictions have become necessary. Consequently, police units will be deployed for enhanced safety measures.

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