The district administration has roped in 25 buses to ferry passengers from the Lalitha Mahal Helipad to the Chamundi Hills on July 26 on the occasion of Chamundi Vardhanthi or the birthday of the Goddess. Thousands of devotees are expected to visit the temple for a darshan and religious activities.
As private vehicles are banned atop the hills as they would cause a traffic and parking problem, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha has ordered the authorities to arrange private buses from 4 am. The service will not, however, be free as the passengers would have to pay the bus charge, sources said.
RAMADAS MEETS PRIVATE BUS OPERATORS
Former Minister S A Ramadas met private bus operators and sought their cooperation in ferrying thousands of pilgrims to the Chamundi Hills. The operators told him that they were ready with 30 buses and would wait for the orders of the district administration.