During the Dasara meeting here attended by MLAs, MLCs, Ministers and officials of different departments, on Tuesday, it was unanimously decided that the hoardings of sponsors should not be put up.
District In-charge Minister V Sreenivas Prasad noted that the hoardings were an ‘eyesore’, and that only a few would be erected at entrances of the city. These would be publicity materials of government departments.
He said that the circles were also damaged by sponsors, while the canes used for illumination purpose looked ghoulish during the day. “Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Ltd (CESC) will be instructed not to provide illumination contract to the sponsors, despite it being additional expenditure to the government. The illumination work of prominent roads like D Devaraj Urs Road, Ashoka Road and New Sayyaji Rao Road can be handed over to the sponsors,” he added.
When Chamaraja MLA Vasu spoke of the trouble caused due to Gold Cards, the Minister said, the number will be limited, while the process would be restricted to online booking.
Vasu also insisted that fixing of appointments with artistes be done online to avoid mediators.
MLC Go Madhusudhan mentioned the disturbance caused to celebrities’ events as the junior artistes consumed more time than the slot alloted to them.
MLC C H Vijayashankar, who stressed on proper facilities for tourists, said that Ambavilas Palace and Chamundi Hill were not the only spots of attraction in Mysore. He said, lack of roads, toilet facilities and many other problems, dominated most of the tourists spots in and around Mysore. The whole city should be beautified with appropriate renovations if necessary, he added.