The number of people allowed in Sabarimala temple daily has been increased. While 2000 people will be allowed to visit the temple from Monday to Friday, 3000 people will be allowed to visit on weekends. At present, only 1000 people are allowed to visit the temple on weekdays while 2000 people can visit on weekends.
Following a special request from the Malayaraya community in the Sabarimala forest, the forest department gave them permission to visit Sabarimala through the forest path. Forest Minister K Raju said that permission has been given only to the Malayaraya community.