State govt to develop Chamundi Hills with funds from Centre: GTD

Mysuru, February 22:- “We have decided to develop Chamundi Hills with the funds from the central government under PRASAD scheme,” said District In-charge Minister G T Devegowda.

He was speaking after going through details of development works at the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Friday.

“Central government has introduced the scheme for the development of pilgrim centres. The government has selected Chamundi Hills for the project from Karnataka. The project aims at a complete and sustainable development of the place and providing job opportunities by tourism development. It includes making people of the area involved in tourism and promoting art, culture, food and lifestyle of the region. interactive and intelligent portal development and mobile applications can be developed based on GIS. Digital library can be formed to provide information for the generations to come. A museum is also on cards to explain the history of the hills. Blueprint has been prepared for new methods for those who climb hills and a step to regulate traffic.  We will send a letter to the central government within 4-5 days. Rs 50 crore will be provided in the first stage. An inspection will be held at the foot of Chamundi Hills at 6:30 am on Saturday,” he added.

Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, MCC Commissioner Shilpa Nag, Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Commissioner Kantharaju, Zilla Panchayat (ZP) CEO K Jyothi, DCP Dr Vikram Amathe and others were present. (MR/KS)

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