A panel of Technical experts appointed by the Supreme Court has begun their visit in Idukki and adjoining areas to study the structure and safety of the dam and analyse any danger involved. This is expected to help the Supreme Court to draw a solution to the Mullaperiyar Dam issue and dispute between the states of kerala and tamil nadu.
Supreme Court Panel to analyse the danger and safety solutions
The Supreme Court constituted the panel with one member each representing the statesman Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The team experts involve CD Thatte and KK Mehta. The team was constituted to consider the plea against the Dam Safety Authority bill passed by the Kerala Assembly from the side of Tamil Nadu. The panel first visited the Pambala Dam at lower Periyar area and then moved to Kulamavu, Idukki and Cheruthoni dams. They then moved on for the inspection of Mullaperiyar dam from the Thekkady boat landing station.
At the Mullaperiyar Dam
During the inspection of Mullaperiyar Dam the officials from kerala had to stay away from the panel due to a difference of opinion. According to P.Lathika, the Irrigation Chief Engineer, the difference of opinion arose with the locations marked for non-destructive sonic test. She added that Tamil Nadu conducted sonic tests at only three locations in a single block along the middle of the dam. This was against the direction to the mark locations that covered three different blocks on either side of the dam and the middle. The difference in opinion aggravated as the inspection started and the officials were forced to stay away.
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