Hubballi: Tourist entry to the Dudhsagar waterfalls, located on the border of Karnataka and Goa, has been prohibited by the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
The Uttara Kannada District’s waterfalls, located 15 kilometres from Castle Rock Railway Station, draw a lot of tourists from all across the nation during the monsoon season. However, the RPF is having a difficult time controlling the number of tourists during this monsoon, which is only accessible by the railway line. The tourists are now being sent back to Goa on the same train by a team of RPF officers who are preventing them to get down at the Dudhsagar station.
As many as 400 people who had come from various parts of the State were reportedly forced to board a train last weekend and sent to Goa.
With an increase in tourists in recent years, there have been incidents involving fatalities, destruction of railway property, and difficulties with train operations brought on by hikers. Security agencies don’t want to take any chances with the tourists since the area has had landslides over the past few years.