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Tuesday, March 21 2023

Police impose ban on onlookers viewing ‘Jumboo savari’ from roof tops

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Mysuru: Onlookers visiting city will not get an opportunity to view ‘Jumboo savari’ from the roof tops this time as police imposed a ban after portion of Devaraja market building collapsed few days ago.

Police, traders stay divided over onlookers climbing shop roofs to witness 'Jumboo Savari'-1Over the years, large numbers of tourists used to arrive in the city on Vijayadashami day and it became a practice for people to opt for vantage points on buildings around Sayyaji Rao road and Bamboo bazar. People used to climb KR hospital, Ayurvedic hospital and heritage buildings in and around KR circle, Highway circle including houses and towers to get a glimpse of the procession.

Unfortunately, north portion of the building in Devaraja market collapsed on August 21 and police as a preventive measure banned people from climbing roof tops to prevent unforeseen accidents/tragedies.

Deputy Commissioner of police (law and order) H T Shekhar cited the poor condition of buildings as the main reason behind the ban However, security is another concern for the police who do not want to leave any stone unturned.

Recently there was some confusion between shop owners and police on the same issue where each one blaming the other. With the police issuing new orders all those issues are settled for once.

Now, common people have to be careful on October 11 failing which they may end up in police station instead of parade ground on that day.

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