The erstwhile Hardinge Circle, now Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Circle sports a deserted look thanks to COVID-19 outbreak and the resultant lockdown.
Locals prefer to call it R-Gate (Aru Gate) because six (aru in Kannada) gates converge in the Circle leading to six main roads of Mysuru city.
The western road leading to the Palace and City Bus Station is called the Albert Victor Road. The two northern roads are called Bengaluru-Nilgiri Road as they are both one-way-twins leading to Bengaluru. The southern road is called Nilgiri Road which goes to Ooty. The eastern road is called Mirza Road and it goes to Postal Training Center in Nazarbad. The southeastern road is called Lokranjan Mahal Road and it goes to the Mysuru Zoo and Karanji Lake.
Pic by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav