Countdown begins for jamboo savari; Arjuna gets special security

Countdown begins for jamboo savari; Arjuna gets special security

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-10-10 17:11 Bengaluru: Security has been heightened in Mysuru in view of tomorrow’s jamboo savari, on Vijayadashami day. Over 5,000 police personnel are keeping a vigil in Amba Vilas Palace premises and other parts of the city. Closed circuit cameras have been installed at strategic positions. City Police Commissioner B Dayananda, on Monday, reviewed security arrangements at various places. Besides, there will be special security to howdah elephant, Arjuna, too.This year, jamboo savari will be delayed as the royal family is expected to hand over the howdah only late afternoon. It is learnt that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will offer puja to Nandidhwaja at 2.16 pm. The jamboo savari is expected to begin at 4.45 pm. By the time, Arjuna covers the five km stretch to reach Bannimantap – where last leg of Dasara celebrations will be held – it would be evening. Arjuna will have Vijaya and Kaveri as khumki elephants on his either sides.The stretch that leads to Bannimantap from Sayyajirao Road has been concretised. Seating arrangements are being made on either sides of the five kilometre stretch for better view. According to sources, over 23,000 can be accommodated at the Mysuru Palace and 22,000 in Bannimantap.“All the jumbos are healthy and have gained weight. They are ready for the jamboo savari,” veterinarian, Dr Nagaraj.