Mysore: Parking woes of visitors to the Mysore Zoo and Mysore Palace are temporarily addressed as a five-acre plot at the Dasara exhibition grounds attached to the Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA) is now open for parking.
However following the intervention of DC Harsh Gupta, the prime property in the city centre, which is out of bounds for public except during Dasara, was opened for parking on Sunday. While the visitors to the zoo and palace will be redirected to park their vehicles at the lot, the KEA will manage it.
The KEA has been told to collect parking fees of Rs 50 for bus, Rs 30 for mini-bus or tempo, Rs 10 each for cars while for two-wheelers it is Rs 5.
City police estimate that some 200 buses and 300 four-wheelers can be parked at the site, which will be open till 5.30pm when the zoo and the palace close. It is agreed upon that the tariff specified by the Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) will be collected from the motorists. It is the same as that at the lot in front of the Zoo. But given the past experience at the Dasara exhibition, there is danger that the motorists could be harassed seeking more money than specified, a common complaint during Dasara season.