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Idukki dam shutter opened for trial run
 
Cherothoni: The shutter of the Idukki Cherothoni dam opened at 12.30 pm on Thursday for trial run. The third shutter among the five was opened by 50 cm.
The shutter will remai opened for four hours. 50 cubic metre water will be released per second. An inspection of the dam will be conducted by four in the evening. Idukki distric collector Jeevan Babu informed the people dwelling near the Cheruthoni dam and Periyar river to be alert.
The authorities decided to stage the trial run when the water level in the dam reached 2398.88 feet. The dam shutter was opened after 26 years. Strict restrictions have been imposed on taking selfies near by the dam.


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