No more trekking sans permission, says Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami

The trekking group trapped in forest fire at Kurangani hills in Bodi taluk of Theni went without obtaining permit and in future such illegitimate forays will strictly be prohibited.

Published: 13th March 2018 05:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2018 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

SALEM: The trekking group trapped in forest fire at Kurangani hills in Bodi taluk of Theni went without obtaining permit and in future such illegitimate forays will strictly be prohibited.

An official probe into the entire episode has been ordered, said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. When asked about the steps the government would take to prevent such accidents in future, he replied that the very entry into area was prohibited. Maximum punishment will be given to those responsible for the violation, he added. “In future, prior permission has to be sought for hiking expeditions,” Palaniswami said.



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