Security has been tightened in the city ahead of the election rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Maharaja’s College Grounds.
Security personnel has been deployed at the venue while the entrance gate was closed for public and the ground sanitized. The road leading to the venue also saw the deployment of security personnel since Monday afternoon.
The police conducted a drill with the patrol and escort vehicles along the route while traffic restrictions will come into place from Tuesday.
A team of SPG personnel supervised the arrangements carried out by the city police. The route from the airport to the Maharaja’s College Grounds has been fully secured by the police.
This is the first major political rally and campaign in the region after the announcement of the parliamentary polls on March 10 while the second major rally of the coalition partners which was earlier scheduled to be held on Tuesday coinciding with Mr. Modi’s rally has been postponed.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police K.T. Balakrishna said traffic restrictions would be in place in different parts of the city from Tuesday noon till 7 p.m.
There would be no movement of vehicles from noon till 7 p.m. from Mysuru airport to JSS Arts and Science College on the Mysuru-Ooty road.
Similarly, there would be no vehicular movement during the same time from JSS Circle to Ramaswamy Circle, RTO Circle to MUDA Circle via Ramaswamy Circle; from Railway level crossing to Kautilya Circle leading to D. Subbaiah Road junction, and from Ekalavya Circle to Kautilya Circle.
All vehicles coming from Nanjangud towards Mysuru have to take a deviation at the Kabini bridge and head towards Basavanapura-Kempasiddanahundi to reach Hadinaru village, Suttur, and Varuna on T. Narsipur Road and enter Mysuru.