Mysuru: In a bid to prevent rain water entering the temporary tents of Mahouts and Kavadis at Mysore Palace premises, who have accompanied the Dasara elephants, the authorities constructed a concrete floor at the place were the tents would be erected.
The work has been completed at the place identified for Mahouts and Kavadis, who are arriving in the second batch. The authorities have removed the stone slabs and have concreted the place. Similar, works have also been done at the place where the tents have been erected for the first set of Mahouts and Kavadis, who have already arrived at the Palace.
Mysore Palace Board Deputy Director T.S. Subramanya, speaking to Star of Mysore, said Mahouts and Kavadis informed him that rain water was entering their tents and it was difficult for them to sleep on the uneven stone slabs and also to cook food and hence the stone slabs were removed and concrete flooring works was undertaken.
He further said that due to chilly weather, stone slabs become very cold which can cause adverse health effects on Mahouts and Kavadis and hence concrete floors were laid.