All set for 'Ashadha Puja'

District administration makes due preparations

moo over A cow enters the taluk office with ease at Hunsur in Mysore district on Friday even as minister Ramdas was inspecting on the other part of the building. DH Photo

Addressing mediapersons here on Friday, Ramdas said the Mysore city corporation would supply water and install barricades to assist devotees.

He said separate entrances would be provided for those buying Rs 20 and Rs 100 tickets and also for the devotees entering without tickets. He said two counters would be set-up for distributing ‘prasada’.

Special buses

Ramdas said 20 buses would ply from the city bus stand to the Chamundi Hill on the day of puja. Volvo buses would charge Rs 16, while ordinary buses charge up to Rs 12.

Last year, on every ‘Ashada Shukravara’ more than 80,000 devotees visited the temple. Due to the heavy traffic, devotees faced a huge problem during the previous year, he added. In order to counter this issue, arrangements would be made for all private vehicles to be parked near the SDM-IMD College.

From this point, people can use the free city bus service to reach the temple. Vehicles with VIP and duty pass would have to park at the Mahishasura Statue. He said measures would be taken to ensure free flow of traffic. The grama panchayat and taluk panchayat would work towards ensuring cleanliness in the temple premises. The health department would depute more staff at the local hospital.

Uninterrupted power

Electricity would be continuously supplied from 3 am to 10 pm on every Friday atop the hill. Loudspeakers and streetlights would be installed on either side of steps. He said the use of flex would be completely banned on the hill.

Deputy commissioner P S Vastrad, zilla panchayat CEO G Sathyavathi, police commissioner Sunil Agarwal and other officials were present.

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