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Koderma district administration rolls out new rules for boatmen at Telaiya dam

Instructed to keep safety kits and life jackets for every person taking a ride

Vishvendu Jaipuriar Koderma Published 22.02.21, 07:30 PM
Telaiya Dam in Koderma.

Telaiya Dam in Koderma. Picture by Vishvendu Jaipuriar

Koderma sub-divisional officer Manish Kumar has asked all boatmen at Telaiya Dam to register for a license for operating boats and also asked them to wear similar uniforms.

Telaiya dam is the most popular tourist destination of the state attracting tourists from different places round the year. Seeing the huge footfall, Koderma district administration left no stone unturned to develop best facilities for tourists who don’t miss a chance to go boating at this picturesque spot.


In his order, Kumar instructed the boatmen to keep their boats well maintained and ensure regular servicing. In case of any technical snag, he asked the boatmen to get that fixed immediately. He asked them to keep safety kits and ensure life jackets for each and every person taking a ride in a boat on this 200 feet deep dam. “Even colour your boats in the same colour,” he claimed.

Kumar said the administration is working on a plan to develop toilets and provide drinking water facilities to tourists at this spot.

Kumar also informed that he had instructed policemen to keep a breath analyser to test any person if suspected of being drunk on the spot.

The dam, which was the first of four multi-purpose dams included in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), constructed across the Barakar river and inaugurated in 1953 by the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, attracts a large number of tourists round the year from Bihar and Jharkhand as well as other states including Bengal.

Filmmakers from Bengal and Bhojpuri film industries prefer to shoot their films at this picturesque location.


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