The decision was taken to raise the shutters of the Idukki dam at 11 am tomorrow due to strong water flow. The two shutters are raised 50 cm apart. 64 families will be relocated. Minister Roshi Augustine said that the decision to raise the shutters of the Idukki Dam was taken at 11 am tomorrow based on previous experience.
A red alert was declared at Idukki Dam at 6 pm today. The district administration has issued a vigilance order to the residents near the Idukki dam. The shutters are raised 3 cm and 100 cum of water flows out. One lakh of water will flow out every second. The water level will reach the upper rule curve at 7 am at present. The District Collector was directed to make adequate preparations.