Mysuru: Bowing to pressure from people and environmentalists, the State Government has decided to shelve the construction of the ropeway to Chamundi Hills. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting held at the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Wednesday July 6.
Speaking to mediapersons District In-charge Minister S. T. Somashekar said, “The project has been dropped after studying the pros and cons. Transportation facility to Chamundi Hills is considerably good and as such, we decided against the ropeway. In fact, the discussion focused more on setting up Chamundeshwari Development Authority.”
Somashekar said, “I will be discussing with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. Relocation of shops near the temple will also be discussed.”
On repairing Nandi Road atop the hill, he said, “Rs. 10 Crore has been sanctioned for its repair. The Public Works Department (PWD) is out with a permanent solution to the problem. The road will be repaired shortly.”