Poor facilities at Nilackal base camp
Lack of facilities have been plaguing the base camp at Nilackal, leaving the pilgrims as well as the vehicle crew camping there in a pitiable condition.
Though the high power committee has completed the work on the check dam at Nilackal, the storage tank as part of the water supply project still remain incomplete.
Many toilets at the base camp remain close during night as the contractors keep them open only between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. owing to water scarcity.
Contractors say that cleaning the toilets has become a major problem due to the water scarcity.
Though the drivers retiring complex at Nilackal has been completed a few months ago, the authorities concerned have failed to throw it open for reasons best known to them.
The drivers have to camp inside their vehicles, braving the hot sun, chilling cold, and rain, till the pilgrims return from Sabarimala.