Traffic curbs for Munnar’s kurinji season

The long-awaited ‘neelakurinji’ season is all set to begin from August to November.  Munnar town and nearby areas are preparing to receive the tens of thousands of visitors who would be flocking the hills of Munnar to experience the ‘neelakurinji’ season. As per the official data, around eight lakh visitors are expected in Munnar during the ‘neelakurinji’ season.

To control the traffic, regulations will be imposed in Munnar town between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Munnar grama panchayat and the police have already removed the roadside vendors and traffic barriers have been constructed on the two sides.

The visitor’s vehicles will be allowed to park in the Old Munnar, which will be under the close observation of closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) installed at the parking grounds. There will also be pre-paid counters for taxis and autorickshaws. Except Eravikulam National Park, jeeps will be provided to visitors in areas where there will be massive flowering.

Public hygiene, waste control and smooth traffic will be entrusted to the task force. Special police officials, in addition to the Student Police Cadet will be deputed for traffic duty, said the authorities.

The Munnar grama panchayat, District Tourism Promotion Council and the Forest Department are jointly arranging the facilities for the  ‘neelakurinji’ season.