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Motorcycle pilots to now ferry tourists to Dudhsagar falls

Jeep rides to Dudhsagar waterfalls may be prohibited for the next three months but visitors can still visit the famed site, with the government permitting motorcycle pilots from Collem area to take visitors and the trips are likely to begin from Thursday onwards.

13th July 2017, 03:49 Hrs
the goan I networkrPONDA rrThe 14-km journey from the Bhagwan Mahavir National Park at Collem to the Dudhasagar waterfalls is adventurous and a large number of domestic and foreign tourists visit the place. rThe journey by jeep starts in September end or October and seven passengers are allowed in a vehicle. Each person is charged Rs 400, while Rs 30 is levied for lifesaving jackets. rHowever, the government prohibits the movement of jeeps between June and September, on account of rising water levels along the route. rBut given a huge demand among domestic tourists to the site during the monsoon, the government has decided to allow motorcycle pilots into the forest area and to the waterfalls. rSpeaking to The Goan, RFO Dyaneshwar Kudalkar said the government has given the permission to allow 125 motorcycle trips per day. “Visitors will have to walk nearly 2 kms from Collem to an area called Bhindfatar. Once they reach the area, the motorcycle pilots will take them to Dudhsagar through the forest area,” Kudalkar said. rSources informed that the journey will start at 9 am and after 3 pm, nobody will be allowed to visit the tourist spot.