CM’s Talacauvery visit: Security strengthened

CM’s Talacauvery visit: Security strengthened

Deputy Commissioner P I Sreevidya and SP Suman D Pennekar review the preparatory measures at Talacauvery ahead of the Tula Sankramana.

With the chief minister expected to visit Talacauvery on the occasion of Tula Sankramana on October 17, the security in the region has been tightened.

The ‘Theerthodbhava’ will be held at 6.43 pm and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will witness the event.

Preparations are underway to set up the necessary barricades, provide bus facilities and parking space as thousands of devotees will be present on the auspicious occasion.

“The barricades has been already installed to prevent rush of devotees while collecting sacred ‘teertha’ at Talacauvery. Bus facility has been provided for the Madikeri – Bhagamandala – Talacauvery route,” said Talacauvery, Bhagamandala Temple managing committee chairman B S Thammaiah.

Food and water

“Preparations are being made to provide meals for devotees attending the Talacauvery fair. Also, drinking water supply systems and temporary toilets have been set up for the occasion,” he added.

He further said that the Kannada and Culture Department will organise cultural programmes for the occasion. CCTV cameras have installed as a precautionary measure, said Thammaiah.

DyDP Sundar Raj has said that as many as 600 police personnel, 150 NCC cadets, three deputy superintendents of police 10 inspectors, 22 sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors along with eight Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) platoons will be deployed for safety purposes.


“Separate parking space has been arranged at Talacauvery. Signboards have also been installed. CCTV cameras will be set up in 20 additional location,” said Sundar Raj.

Deputy Commissioner P I Sreevidya, Superintendent of Police Suman D Pennekar reviewed the security
measures at the Triveni Sangama and at Talacauvery on Monday.

Jagadish Kumar, the executive officer of the Talacauvery – Bhagamandala Temple committee, was present on the occasion.