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NALGONDA: Visitors to the Nagarjunasagar reservoir, close to the area from where the launches take off, get into the Krishna waters at great personal risk and threat to their lives.
No one is normally allowed either to swim in the waters or take joy rides in country-made boats (putti), which amounts to violation of safety norms. Such boat trips, at Rs.15 to Rs.20 for a person, seem to be taking place with impunity, with the Special Protection Force Police looking the other way. This has only emboldened people to take liberties and risk their lives.
More persons are being allowed to ride in a ‘putti' by greedy operators in the hope of making extra money. They don't seem to realise the risk they are getting into, both for themselves and the passengers, particularly in view of movement of crocodiles in the waters.
Another instance of negligence by the Special Protection Force police is that there is no preventive action in shifting by crushing mills of loose stones lying close to the reservoir near the left bank canal. The stones are used for crushing by the mills.
The police also turn a blind eye to visitors taking bath close to the spot from where launches move towards the other side of the river.
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