The city council asked the authorities to make a detailed report of authorized and unauthorized swimming pools built in bungalows and private houses in Lonavala
The death of two tourists in the last 15 days from the swimming pools of private tourist villas in Lonavala has caused security concerns and measures have been taken during the rental. The city council has called for the safety and security of tourists to be the top priority when conducting such business activities.
On July 13, a two-year-old boy drowned in the swimming pool of a private bungalow in Lonavala a day before his birthday and that of his twin sister. In another incident, a 13-year-old boy died of electrocution while getting out of the swimming pool.
The death of these children is a regrettable incident that has tarnished Lonavala’s tourism industry, and the issue of the safety of tourists in swimming pools has been brought to light.
General Manager of Pandit Patil, Lonavala City Council, said consecutive deaths of tourists at private villas have created security concerns. “Against the backdrop of recent casualties in private villa swimming pools, we have requested to make a detailed report of authorized and unauthorized swimming pools built in bungalows and private houses in Lonavala. Further action will be taken depending on the findings of the report,” he said.
The city council suspects that given the high rent for bungalows with private pools, many landlords have built illegal pools without meeting safety standards. Patil was instructed to carry out a full investigation as a matter of priority and take action accordingly.
The council called for no villas to be rented without checking the necessary security measures. The city authorities have further stated that tourists must follow all the rules and regulations of registered hotels, which is why they book private villas, where, in exchange for a little extra money, the owners allow them to avoid all restrictions.
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