Catching the sight of illuminated Mysuru City from atop the Chamundi Hills in the night that looks like lakhs of glow worm vying with each other to shine bright is the favourite of everyone visiting Mysuru during the Mysuru Dasara. Not just in the night, but even during the day, the sight is to behold. But, that may not be possible, this year.
For, the Mysuru district administration is contemplating to ban the entry of private vehicles to the Chamundi Hills from September 21 to October 5 to avoid parking chaos up the Hill. Mysuru Dasara will be held from September 21.
But fret not. The district administration is making arrangements to provide free KSRTC buses from the Lalitha Mahal Helipad to the Hills. A decision on banning the private vehicles is expected to be taken in a day or two, reports Star of Mysore. It is reported that the KSRTC buses will ferry the passengers for free from Lalitha Mahal helipad to the hills.
In fact, private vehicles are not allowed up till the Chamundi Hills during Ashada Fridays and also during the annual Chamundeshwari Vardhanti (birthday). Considering the response, the district administration is planning to implement the same during the Dasara. It is reported that the district administration was urged for a permanent ban on private vehicles atop the Hill. But that is not feasible, reports Star of Mysore quoting DC Randeep.
However, the ban on private vehicles may not apply to VVIPs and those who reside atop the hills. They would be issued special passes for them, in case the ban comes into force.
Mysuru is gearing up to host the 'Nada Habba' from September 21.