Bengaluru: Following the Siddaganga seer, Dr Shivakumar Swamiji's demise, the Mutt officially state that the mortal remains of the Swamiji will be kept for public viewing until 3pm on January 22, after which the last rites will be performed. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation in anticipation of the rush has deployed over 100 buses from Bengaluru to Tumakuru.

A massive gathering is expected in Tumakuru on Tuesday as devotees will flock in large numbers to pay their last respects in the Mutt premises where the Swamiji’s body is kept.

According to KSRTC officials, additional KSRTC buses will operate from Majestic and APMC Bus Stand Yeshwanthpur. As devotees are expected to come from other districts too, the division controllers have been directed to take appropriate action in case the demand raises.

"The extra buses will operate today and tomorrow for the convenience of devotees. Based on the situation and demand, KSRTC will contemplate deployment of more buses," said Shivayogi Kalasad, MD KSRTC. 

According to officials, the buses will be monitored by special squads to ensure that no untoward incident occurs. 

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