M M Hills to get Cauvery water by October

Shivaratri fest: Security to be beefed up

Religious and Endowment department commissioner Krishnaiah said with the ongoing works on supplying drinking water to Male Mahadeshwara hills from Palar bridge is 75 per cent complete, the devotees visiting the hills would get Cauvery water by October.

Addressing a news conference in Chamarajangar on Monday, he said discussions will be held with the authorities concerned to expedite the works soon. If water from Cauvery river reaches the hills the existing drinking water problems will be solved.

Volunteers have to come forward and donate liberally so that the drinking water crisis does not arise during the Shivaratri jatra mahotsava. He also appealed to the people to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the temple and cooperate. Already 300 pourakarmikas have been appointed to keep the premises clean.

Parking

Special parking facilities have been made for the vehicles. Tourist buses and lorries have to be parked to the left of Mahadeshwara bhavan and exit from Sri Shaila guest house. Cars, jeep, tractor at the grounds of Mahadeshwara high school and light vehicles to be parked at the Salur Mutt road.

Two-wheelers at PWD office premises, Government vehicles and ambulances near hospital, shopping complex. Emergency vehicles, VIP and police vehicles near the horticultural office and police station.

Security

Temple administrator Jayavibhavaswamy said temporary toilets and drinking water facility would be made for the devotees who arrive at M M hills during Shivaratri festival.

He said police security will be beefed up with 380 police deployed at the place including 50 women cops. 400 home guards will be on duty. Four water tankers would be brought on contract to provide drinking water. 

More than 150 taps would be installed on main roads and at the mass feeding spot. Temporary toilets would be set up at 10 places.

Special counters

State Bank of Mysore will open special counters near ‘Dasoha’ and Horticulture office to accept donations from the devotees for the mass feeding scheme. LCD television would be installed at places to enable devotees have darshan of the lord. CCTVs are also installed for security purpose. Cultural programmes will be held from February 18 to 22.

Control rooms will be opened near State Bank of Mysore and dairy. 

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