Traffic congestion

Parking of vehicles on either side of the road between Nilackal and Pampa led to traffic congestion on the main trunk road leading to Sabarimala from Friday night.

It took six to seven hours for the vehicles to reach Pampa from Nilackal, 22 km from Pampa on Saturday.

The Pampa-Nilackal-Pampa chain service operated by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation was badly affected due to the traffic block, said Easter Yashica, KSRTC special officer at Pampa.