Kollam: The vehicles entering the district limit will be under scanner of automatic number detection system soon as part of beefing up security in view of the Sabarimala pilgrimage season ahead. The district administration has taken the decision in a high-level meeting convened in the Kollam collectorate. The details of vehicles reaching Nilakkal, Enath, Chandanathoppe, Aryankavu, and Kalanjoor will be recorded using the advanced camera system.
All departments have been given direction to ensure a smooth pilgrimage season. Special parking lots will be allotted in places where pilgrims gather in masses. The maintenance works of the roads leading to the shrine should be done on war footing along with ensuring sufficient sign boards and safety warnings, the administration has directed. The local bodies will ensure garbage is not dumped enroute Sabarimala by the street vendors. Pamphlets containing information on safety awareness will also be distributed.