Mysuru: Noted litterateur S. L. Bhyrappa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging not to convert Chamundi Hills into a concrete jungle in the name of developing it.
In his letter, he has stated, “The State government, it is learnt, has written to the Central Government to develop Chamundi Hills. We should not do anything that harms natural beauty. New buildings should not be allowed to come up here. Anything that is going to help improve nature is welcome.”
The writer added, “I would rather advise demolition of old buildings. Vehicular traffic should be banned and electric buses should be encouraged, he said. “Only the temple trust should be allowed to sell puja materials and private operators should be banned forthwith. Chamundi Hills should be converted into a place that speaks of peace
Bhyrappa has slammed the move to allow multilevel parking. The place has become a commercial centre, he said.The veteran has also advised the translocation of people who have been living there. “Priests and temple staff may be allowed to live there.”