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Ashada Friday: No vehicles to be allowed to Chamundi Hills; KSRTC buses to ply from 3 am to 10 pm

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Mysuru: There will be a traffic restriction for vehicles visiting Chamundi Hills in view of Ashada month, especially on Ashada Fridays and Chamundeshwari Vardhanti Utsav.

In a release, the Mysuru City Police Commissioner has stated that Chamundeshwari temple atop the Chamundi Hills witnesses lakhs of devotees especially on Ashada Fridays and on Vardhanti Utsav leaving no room for parking and causing huge inconvenience for smooth movement of traffic. Considering that, there will be traffic restriction on vehicles visiting the Hills especially on Ashada Fridays – June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 14 and on Chamundeshwari Vardhanti Utsav on July 10. Besides, alternative arrangements have been made for those visiting the temple for ease of traffic and for peaceful celebrations.

Following are the traffic restrictions/ alternative arrangements that are in place:

1. Devotees coming in their vehicles to Chamundi Hills have been requested to park their vehicles at Lalith Mahal Grounds and take the free KSRTC buses from the grounds to the temple. The buses will ply from 3 am to 10 pm.

2. On Ashada Fridays and Vardhanti Festival, all vehicles arriving from Tavarekatte, from Indus Valley Road via Uttanahalli Road to reach Chamundi Hills have been banned. However, this restriction is excluded for VIP and VVIP guests and their protocol vehicles.

3. Devotees have been requested to park their vehicles either two-wheeler or four-wheelers at Lalith Mahal grounds as per the directions of traffic police.

4. Those taking the Lalithadripura road to reach Chamundi Hills are requested to reach Lalith Mahal grounds and park their vehicles at designated place.

5. Those arriving from Uttanahalli road are requested to reach Lalith Mahal grounds through M L Somasundaram Circle-Maharana Pratap Simha Circle-Sangolli Rayanna Circle via Najnagud Road and park their vehicles.

6. Devotees have been strictly asked to park their vehicles in the ground, take city buses to reach Chamundi Hills and return in the City buses to parking facility.

7. The City buses plying the devotees will reach the Hills from the parking area to Lalithadripura road-IVAC Road to reach the temple.

8. While returning, the City buses will ply from bus stand atop the hills to Tavarekatte, take right turn on Sangolli Rayanna Circle to reach Lalith Mahal main road and arrive at Lalith Mahal parking ground.

9. Those vehicles distributing free prasada, are requested to collect the pass from the district administration, mandatorily and distribute prasada from the parking ground at Chamundi Hills bus stand. Vehicles are strictly ordered to comply with timings to distribute prasada. Those coming early or late will not be allowed.

10. For all VIP and VVIP guests and their protocol vehicles, a multi-level parking facility has been made atop the hills and no vehicles will be allowed from this parking facility.

11. One day prior to every Ashada Friday and on Vardhanti festival, no vehicles will be allowed to enter Chamundi Hills from 10 pm.

12. Residents of those staying at the Chamundi Hills may obtain all necessary documents to gain entry to the Hills from Tavarekatte entry.

13. All government vehicles and police vehicles on duty to Chamundi Hills can be parked their vehicles at Parking 2 facility atop the hills.

14. KSRTC buses plying from City bus stand to Chamundi Hills need to take Sangolli Rayanna Circle-take right turn from Lalith Mahal Helipad Y Junction and connect to IVAC Road near Lalithadripura Road to reach the hills.

15. Devotees who are climbing the steps are requested to park their vehicles at the ground opposite Pinjrapole.

16. A separate help desk has been set up at the Chamundeshwari temple and at Lalith Mahal grounds, a temporary bus shelter, drinking water and toilet facility have been set up. Besides, there will be emergency medical facility for the convenience of the devotees.

– Team Mysoorunews


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