Govt. drops rope way project to Chamundi hill in Mysuru.

Mysuru, July 6, 2022 ( Yielding to the pressure by locals and environmentalists, the State Government has dropped the plan of implementing rope way to the Chamundi hill in Mysuru.
The Tourism Department of the Government of Karnataka has dropped the rope way project following a meeting held today, according to Mysuru District In-charge Minister S.T. Somashekar. “Respecting the feelings of the devotees and the locals, we have dropped the idea of constructing the rope way to the Chamundi hills. Majority of the visitors to the hills are devotees, than tourists. There are several routes to reach the top apart from steps. There are also enough bus facilities. Hence, we have dropped the project. In today’s meeting the discussion was more about forming the authority rather than tourism development. I will discuss the formation of the Chamundi Temple Authority with the Chief Minister. Discussion on finding a suitable place to the shops that are running near the temple will be held in the next meeting,” he informed.
In his reply to the reconstruction of the Nandi road that sunk due to rains, the Minister informed that a sum of Rs. 10 crore is released to reconstruct the road. “The PWD has collected information required for permanent reconstruction of the sunken road. It will be reconstructed soon,” he informed.
Further he also informed that the district administration is contemplating on shifting the residents atop the hill to some other place. “Nobody will be allowed to construct residences atop the hill from now onwards. We are thinking of shifting the residents there in order to reduce the pressure. Efforts will be made to identify four or five acres of government land and shift the residents atop the hill there,” he added.
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