Mysuru: The month of October is the most enchanting month of the year for Mysurians as the entire city is lit with beautiful lights and decorations for several days. However, there seems to be bad news for the residents of Mysuru.

Health Minister B Sriramulu said on Wednesday there is a general view that the Dasara festival should be confined to the Mysuru Palace and Chamundi Hills this year.

“We have discussed the safety measures that should be taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection during the Dasara festival in Mysuru.

There is a general view in the meeting that the Dasara should be confined to the Mysuru Palace and the Chamundi Hills,” Sriramulu tweeted after a meeting with the Mysuru district authorities.

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According to him, a panel of technical experts will formulate the action plan on behalf of the district administration for the state festival.

The action plan will be finalised after discussing with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, he said.

Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar too had maintained that the Dasara this year will be a low-key affair.

The state government has a budget of up to Rs 15 crore for the simple Dasara this year.

Every year thousands of people throng Mysuru from all over the globe to witness the 10-day Dasara festival during Navratri.

However, the abnormal situation caused by the coronavirus has cast its shadow on the festivities as well.