Sabarimala : The Government has to pay 3 crore 50 lakhs to devaswom board as the fuel charges. Government vehicles where refilled with fuel for free in the 2017-18 pilgrimage to Sabarimala. Government vehicles refill on fuel from Pampa and Nilakkal without paying for the fuel.
The police department owes 31 lakhs to devaswom from 14th May 2017 – 11th April 2018, from which only 2 lakhs have been paid so far. In this season number of police vehicles have increased, there are 6 times more than the usual pilgrim season, all of them are running on free fuel from devaswom is adding more weight to the Board with its liabilities.