Officer to be sent to rebuild Pampa
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Thursday decided to appoint a senior IAS official as special officer to coordinate infrastructure development works at Pampa in Sabarimala, which suffered massive destruction. Pampa is the base station from where pilgrims trek to the famous Lord Ayyappa temple atop Sabarimala. Following the torrential rains, the Pampa river had breached its banks at several places, submerging many shops and pathways. A high-level meeting chaired by the CM also decided to rope in an expert agency to carry out a study on infrastructure development to be taken up in the region and to start construction on a war-footing.