Boating in Hussainsagar is one of the most popular pastimes of Hyderabad. The Mechanized boat share which alights the passengers at the famous Buddha statue is the most favorite for everyone and is always in high demand. Telangana Tourism runs this service from Lumbini Park.
However, there are violations in following the safety rules at every instance. Firstly extra plastic chairs were kept on the boats ensuring people were more than the prescribed limit on the boat. There are life jackets on the boats but the staff does not insist passengers on wearing them.
As if the extra chairs are not enough, the staff allows passengers to stand as well when the demand is more on Sundays. This is a government service but still, there are violations at every step. On unfortunate days, these violations can prove costly and claim lives. It's high time the authorities take corrective measures.
Everything is wrong about Telangana Tourism Boat rides in Hussainsagar. Over crowded, No life jackets, Extra Chairs added, People standing.
React before anything untoward happens @KTRTRS @arvindkumar_ias pic.twitter.com/8DHbfY9glb
— Venkatesh (@Venkatesh_TFI) February 27, 2022