Mysuru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Mysuru on Saturday April 8 and Sunday April 9. After arriving at Mandakalli Airport at 8.30 PM on Saturday, he will stay at a private hotel here. He will travel by helicopter from Mandakalli Airport at 6.30 am on Sunday to Bandipur in Chamarajanagara District. He will visit the Bandipur Tiger Reserve from 7.00 am to 9.30 am and then go to Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu from Bandipur. He will visit an elephant camp in the Nilgiris there.
Then he will reach the temporary helipad of KSOU, Mysore from Nilgiris at 11.00 am. Later, he will participate in the Tiger Project 50 year celebration programme at KSOU’s Convocation Hall at 12.30 pm. Post that, he will return to Delhi from Mysuru’s Mandakalli Airport.
In the background of Modi’s arrival, the Forest Department is making a lot of preparations and a helipad is being arranged near the safari centre on the road to Bandipur. Road repair is also going on. In addition, the booking of guesthouses and cottages belonging to the Forest Department in Bandipur has been banned from last Tuesday until Sunday, officials said.
ADGP Alok Kumar has visited Bandipur and inspected the place to ensure that there is no untoward incident or security lapse during Modi’s visit. Bandipur Tiger Reserve shares border with Tamil Nadu’s Madhumalai and Kerala’s Wayanad forest areas to ensure security for Modi’s Bandipur visit.
ADGP Alok Kumar visits Bandipur
Project Tiger was announced in 1973 and Bandipur was included in the plan. In addition to this, it is also home to the largest number of tiger population in Karnataka. When the Tiger Project was announced in 1973, there were only 12 tigers. Now their number has crossed 150. Besides, it will be recorded as a memorable moment if a Prime Minister of the country takes a safari in the forest region of Karnataka.