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Bhoothathankettu dam shutter to be opened; alert issued

Kochi: The shutter of the Bhoothathankettu dam will be opened any time soon as the monsoon arrives and chances of rising water level are high, informed Periyar Valley Irrigation Project Sub Division I Assistant Engineer on Friday.

People residing by the sides of Periyar were warned of the rising water level in the river.

The alert was issued based on the forecast by India Meteorological Department that monsoon will hit the state within 24 hours.

According to forecast, heavy rains will lash the state from June 7 to 11.

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