TDB submits its report to HC on steps taken for female pilgrims

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) informed the High Court that separate facilities, including toilets have been arranged for women planning to visit Sabarimala.

Earlier, the HC had directed the TDB to file a statement regarding the steps taken to complete pre-season works.

The directive was triggered by a report submitted by the Sabarimala special commissioner, who pointed out delays in works in Sabarimala, Pampa, Nilakkal and Erumeli in connection with Mandala-Makaravilakku festival .

During a meeting convened to discuss the entry of women of all ages at the hill temple, the TDB decided to build 100 toilets for female pilgrims. The toilets will be painted pink for easy identification and to avoid confusion.

The TDB has decided to build 500 toilets in Nilakkal, which will be the new base camp for pilgrims. Out of the 500 toilets, 100 will be exclusively for female pilgrims.

Hundred new toilets, as well as changing facilities for female pilgrims, will be set up in Pampa, said the TDB.

(with news agency inputs)