Sea ingress in Puri: IIT, Madras team visits spot

Puri: An expert team from IIT, Madras on Friday visited the Puri sea beach to take stock of the erosion caused by the ingress of sea water into land.

According to reports, a team from the premier institute headed by Dr Subhadra Bibhelu visited the sea beach and Mangala river mouth to assess the situation there.

Among other, Artatrana Sahoo, Kadir Rawan and Water Resource secretary Pradip Jena accompanied Bibhelu, sources added.

On Thursday, a three-member team of the Department of Geology of the Utkal University had visited the pilgrim town for an on-the-spot review of the situation.

Notably, the beach in the pilgrim town has been swallowed by tidal waves creating fear among tourists and local people. Many spots have been red flagged by the administration restricting the entry of tourists. Vendors on the beach have been asked to shift out from the place.