Kerala Tourism Director evaluates beach safety

Kerala Tourism Director P Balakiran IAS, has visited the Shanghumukham Beach in Thiruvananthapuram to evaluate the safety of the beach. Strict warnings were issued by the authorities day before to the visitors from entering the beach in wake of the high tide and bad weather warnings issued by the MET department.

As instructed by the Tourism Director, employees including lifeguards took part in the DTPC works to enhance safety at the beach.
Warning boards were also established in order to prevent the entry of tourists and locals to the beach premises. Additionally, barricades were also installed at the danger zones.

Tourism Planning Officer V S Satheesh; DTPC Secretary in charge G Jayakumaran Nair, and various other Tourism and DTPC officials were also present with Tourism Director.

The District Collector, who is in charge of District Disaster Management Authority, had already issued warning on April 24th in addition to implementing restrictions in visiting the beach for the next 48 hours. The District Tourism Promotion Council has also requested the people to stay off the beach for the next two days on the backdrop of high waves.