Demand to reduce entry fee for 'Sound and Light' programme

Demand to reduce entry fee for 'Sound and Light' programme

The TMC meeting held in Srirangapatna witnessed stiff opposition against collection of Rs 50 as entry fee for the Sound and Light programme that began on November 11.

Member S T Raju stressed that the entry fee for the show be reduced to Rs 30, and the road behind Jayalakshmi Kalyan Mantap be widened and given access to Sri Ranganathaswamy temple.

Executive Officer M Rajanna clarified that the entry fee had been fixed after discussing it with the deputy commissioner. However, entry was free for locals every Wednesday, he said.

Drinking water problem at Ward Nos 6 and 7, stray pig menace and dilapidated electric poles inviting danger, were also echoed at the meeting, on Saturday. Stray pigs had turned an eyesore near historical tourist places, the members said.

When member S Nandish, highlighted the drinking water problem at Ward Nos 6 and 7, Rajanna said the problem will be sorted out before December 15. He also said, two mini canters will be purchased for waste management, while steps would be taken to control stray pig menace, he added.


There was a shocker for the officials at the meeting when a woman doused herself with kerosene and made a forced entry into the hall alleging that her husband was assaulted by police. Jyothi, wife of Lava, of Paschima Vahini complained that the manure they had stored near River Cauvery was forcibly cleared, and her husband had been assaulted by the authorities, when he had questioned them. 

But, she was sent outside the hall as the meeting was in progress. She again met Rajanna in his chamber and complained about the issue. He assured her of making alternative arrangements.