A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Monday allowed a further two months time to the expert committee, headed by former Chief Justice of India A.S. Anand to submit its report on the safety of the controversial Mullaperiyar dam.

The panel had been directed by the top court to assess the safety of the century-old dam situated in Tamil Nadu and becoming a matter of its serious dispute with neighbouring Kerala with people of the region protesting against it, especially after a recent tremor, which let to speculative reports about its safety.