Mysuru: In view of the world-famous Mysuru Dasara festival to be held from September 26 to October 5, tight security will be in place to safeguard the law and order situation in the City, said Mysuru Commissioner of Police Dr. Chandragupta here on Saturday September 24.
Speaking to mediapersons, he said, “In all, there will be 5,485 police personnel to oversee the security arrangements. A mobile command centre bus will be used during the Dasara festivities. Most of the Dasara programmes will be under drone surveillance.”
“To avoid untoward incidents, police officials from other States will be roped in. All the lodges in the City will be asked to keep an eye on tourists. Tight security will be in place at the Mysuru Railway and KSRTC Bus Stations. The rowdy elements have been warned not to take the law into their hands,” he added.
Some organisations have planned to celebrate Mahisha Dasara atop Chamundi Hills on Sunday but the police have refused to permit them to go ahead with their plan.
The statue of Mahisha has been barricaded and completely covered with a cloth. In addition, the tourists entering Chamundi Hills are being frisked before being let in. Elaborate police security arrangements are in place atop Chamundi Hill in view of President Droupadi Murmu’s visit to Mysuru on Monday.
The President is arriving from New Delhi in Mysuru’s Mandakalli Airport on Monday, and from there proceed to Chamundi Hill to inaugurate the Mysuru Dasara festivities between 9.45 am and 10.05 am.