Located 700 m above sea level, Malshej Ghat in Maharashtra is a popular destination everyone looks forward to visiting every monsoon. However, following a major landslide last week, the government has decided to impose a temporary ban on tourists for this spot of the Sahyadris. Although the incident had no causalities, the landslide ended up blocking one side of the road.
Following this, the Indian Meteorological Department issued an alert for other parts of the Sahyadri Ghats including areas like Khandala, Lonavla, sections of the Mumbai-Pune expressway and Malshej Ghat. This ban further also extends to the districts of Ganesh Leni, Padale Dam and Siddhagad on both sides of the Ghat.