PUNE Following the tragic incident in which five women from a family drowned on Thursday in the backwaters of the Bhatghar dam in Bhor tehsil, the Pune district administration has taken great steps to prevent such incidents in the future and especially in the weekends to avoid.
A special squad consisting of the police, district administration, local grampanchayat and revenue department will patrol the tourist spots around the backdrop of the Bhatghat dam.
“It’s an unfortunate incident to happen and with the help of the rescue teams and local villagers of all five women were recovered. It is noteworthy that especially during the weekend young people and drunk revelers visit the tourist spot at night and get into the water. This is “Risky and local villagers are also concerned about the issue. Because of this tragic incident, strict precautionary measures must be taken,” said Rajendra Kachare, Bhor subdivisional officer (SDO).
“Therefore, we will form a special squad for patrolling only on the weekends. This team will include police, district administration staff, department of revenue and also members of the local Narhe village Grampanchayat of the Gram Suraksha Valley. The young people are coming here “Some of them drink alcohol and play loud music at night. We urge the public not to go to risky places around the dam and get into the water,” added Kachare.
In addition, the district council will also place signs and barricades in certain areas.
The Bhaghar Dam is located about 45 km away from the city of Pune. Once the summer holidays have begun, tourists come in large numbers to tourist places like Bhatghat Dam, Necklace Point, Rohideshwar fort and many others in the Bhor Taluka.
“We are tired of the behavior and the kind of problems these tourists give us on the weekends. There is a massive crowd around the backwaters of Bhatghar Dam and Necklace Point, cars are parked in the wrong way everywhere. “People are just walking around in farms, deep in water or places at risk. Thursday’s incident is alarming and we hope the police, together with the local administration, will take some serious steps to stop these enthusiastic people.” said Santosh Nanaware, a local villager from Narhe.
Thursday around 5pm five women who went for a family function in the village of Narhe went into the backwaters of the dam to take pictures. When they started drowning, a nine-year-old girl who was with her escaped and warned others, but the women could not be rescued.