Thiruvananthapuram: Trekking in the state will not be easy without the permission of the forest department. The government decided to bring strict controls and guidelines for trekking in the state. The move after Babu, a young man from Malampuzha, Cheratmalayukki tapped in the mountain for two days.
According to reports, trekking is permitted only in the areas in which the presence of wildlife animals is little. Only allow trekking in areas specified by the Forest Department. Medical Fitness Certificate from a Government Doctor, First Aid facilities, food, and water should be assured. The presence of the doctor on the call should also be ensured. The application should be submitted with full personal details and proof of identity.
Most of the control areas of the forest department are not allowed for trekking. However, there is no definite guideline from the government in this regard. No front notice boards have been set up in the restricted areas. These things are taken seriously and precise controls and guidelines are in place. Meanwhile, the Central Government has issued strict guidelines in this regard earlier.