KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Friday asked the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)to make sure that there will not be any interruption in the power supply on the trekking path from Pampa to Sabarimala.
A Division Bench comprising Justice T R Ramachandran Nair and Justice P V Asha issued the directive while considering a report submitted by Sabarimala Special Commissioner seeking a directive to the KSEB to ensure uninterrupted power supply throughout the Mandalam Makaravilakku season at Sannidhanam, Pampa, Nilakkal and Erumeli. The Commissioner also sought a directive to the Travancore Devaswom Board to provide sufficient number of generators at important points.
The Travancore Devaswom Board submitted that additional generators could be provided on the route from Marakkoottam to Sabarimala and from Saramakuthi along the stretch of the Swami Ayyappan road.
The Bench also sought the view of the KSEB.
Lack of Medical Shops
Sabarimala: The lack of a medical shops at Sannidhanam and Pampa is causing problems for the lakhs of pilgrims who come for worship at the Lord Ayyappa temple. Though government hospitals are offering medical assistance at Sannidhanam, Pampa, Neelimala and Appachimedu, no outlet to supply medicines is functioning at any of the places.
The pilgrims are facing problems when the medicines prescribed by the doctors are not available at the respective hospitals.