Full dress rehearsal of 'Jamboo Savari' today

Full dress rehearsal of 'Jamboo Savari' today

Full dress rehearsal of 'Jamboo Savari' today

Golden Landmark: The Amba Vilas Palace is all aglow on Friday. DH Photo

The procession will be taken out from the Palace premises up to the Chamaraja Circle (old Statue Circle) and will return.

Addressing a news conference here on Friday, Medical Education and District In-Charge Minister S A Ramdas said the procession will begin at 1.45 pm by offering prayers to the Nandi Dhwaja. While the entry into the palace premises is strictly for passholders, entry will be free at Town Hall Circle.

At 6.30 pm, there will be a torch light parade and as many as 9,700 passes have been issued. Besides, there would be free entry to 12,000 people. There would be seating facility for 21,700 people inside the Bannimantap Grounds.

He said Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will inaugurate the world famous ‘Jamboo Savari’ on October 17 at 1.45 pm by offering puja to Nandi Dhwaja at Balarama North Gate of the Palace.

While Governor H R Bhardwaj will inaugurate the torch light parade at Bannimantap grounds, Yeddyurappa will be the chief guest. Union Energy Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Karnataka High Court Chief Justice J S Khehar will also take part.

Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal said tight security would be in place on October 16 and 17. As many as 4,000 police personnel besides Home Guards have already arrived in the City.

They would be deployed all along the procession route. The passes issued by the district administration would be checked by police personnel at various entry points following complaints of allowing unauthorised persons into the palace premises last year.

In Bangalore, Home Minister R Ashoka on Friday said a clear plan has been drawn out to ensure that there was no traffic jam and parking problem during the procession.

He futher said adequate busses would be pressed into service to clear extra rush on the day of ‘Jamboo Savari’.