Nilgiris one of the popular range of mountains in southern India is also a hotspot for wildlife, vegetation, and tourism. However, according to the new rules, those traveling to the district for tourism purposes will be restricted from entering the district however, the district border would however not be closed.
If recent government orders are to go, many tourist places such as Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Ooty Lake, and the Sim’s Park at Coonoor, are among tourism places that will be remain closed till April 30.
Referring to this, Nilgiris collector explained that those visiting Nilgiris for Medical, trade, or any essential services would be allowed to enter only after submission of relevant documents.
The collector also added that special teams would be deputed at border check posts to check the purpose a person is visiting the district. And reportedly, movement of essential services will be allowed.
The district collector also said that the processing units in the district would also be allowed where special permission will be granted and the staff of these industries should get ID cards for the same.
The collector also stated, “Of the total population of 7.30 lakh in the Nilgiris, at least 105434 have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far. The total number of RT-PCR tests conducted in the hill district to date stands at 397,000”.