Govt. orders to set up Police Outpost atop Chamundi Hill

Govt. orders to set up Police Outpost atop Chamundi Hill

August 3, 2023

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Mysore/Mysuru: In a significant move, the State Government has issued orders to immediately open a Police Outpost atop Chamundi Hill. The decision was made by Home Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara, in response to the rising population and the need for improved security measures in the area.

Chamundeshwari MLA G.T. Devegowda, who gave a representation in this regard to the Home Minister, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah and Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma, hailed the move and stated that the outpost would play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of the pilgrims and tourists who visit the Chamundeshwari Temple atop the Hill, especially during Dasara festival and Navarathri celebrations.

The Chamundi Hill, known for its spiritual significance and breathtaking scenic beauty, attracts lakhs of devotees and tourists every year. With the growing number of visitors, the need for enhanced Police presence and safety measures became evident, prompting the Government to take this step, he said.

The decision also aims to curb criminal activities and accidents in the surrounding areas. As the current Police Station’s jurisdiction is limited, incidents sometimes go unattended, causing inconvenience and concern to the public. The expansion and establishment of new outposts are expected to address this issue effectively.

Chamundeshwari Constituency comprises Mysuru city limits and rural areas, with an extensive network of Police Stations covering different regions. The upgradation and expansion of select Police Stations’ boundaries are in consideration, the Home Minister told the MLA.

Some of the areas that come under the Constituency include Hootagalli City Municipal Council, Srirampura, Bogadi, Rammanahalli and Kadakola Town Panchayats and over 18 Gram Panchayats. There are 17 Police Stations in the city limits and three Police Stations in rural limits and many people have to travel over 20 kilometres to reach a Police Station, Devegowda  told the CM. 

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Police jurisdiction

The Chamundeshwari MLA urged the extension of Saraswathipuram Police Station to cover Bogadi, Maratikyathnahalli and Dasanakoppalu. Likewise, Alanahalli Police Station, Mysore South Police Station and Vijayanagar Police Station must have wider jurisdiction to include more developing areas beyond the city limits, he added. 

He has suggested that a proper survey be carried out to include schools and record details in the survey number book, in order to avoid any inconveniences caused by the unclear Police boundary situation.

To reduce the tension and ease the situation with better administration and policing, the MLA has asked the Government to adjust and set right the Police jurisdictional boundaries of Belavadi, Yelwal and Vijayanagar Police Station areas and recommended measures to resolve disputes related to the village borders.

Inclusion of new areas will streamline law enforcement operations and ensure prompt response to emergencies. This move promises to create a safer environment for residents, devotees and tourists, the MLA added.


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