Puri: The shoreline erosion near Swargadwar in Puri has raised alarm after high tidal waves caused a 50-feet erosion Tuesday.
Following the erosion, the district authorities have ‘red flagged’ many spots restricting the entry of tourists. Vendors on the beach have also been directed to move from the place.
A team comprising irrigation department chief engineer and Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) experts are expected to visit the spot Wednesday.
A few days ago, a 200-feet erosion was spotted near the Chaitanya square to Swargadwar coastline.
Similar erosion had taken place near Swargadwar in August 2016 following which a team of experts from IIT Madras had inspected the shoreline.
Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty said incidents of coastline erosion were spotted earlier as well. After inspection, the experts said the erosion was a natural occurrence.