Spread across 100 acres, Cubbon Park has seven entry/exit points including at Bal Bhavan, UB City and MS Building.
Published: 29th July 2022 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2022 06:07 AM   |  A+A-
BENGALURU: The state government’s plan to keep a gate of Cubbon Park open till late night, instead of till 9 pm, to give members of a tennis club run by Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association more time at the club has triggered criticism from various quarters. Authorities concerned are planning to keep the road, which connects heritage museum on Kasturba Road to the tennis club, open till 11 pm.

Spread across 100 acres, Cubbon Park has seven entry/exit points including at Bal Bhavan, UB City and MS Building. One of the entrance/exit gates is next to Government Museum that was established in 1865 by the then Mysore State. This is one of the oldest museums in India which is home to a rare collection of archaeological items, old jewellery, sculpture, coins and inscriptions. It also has Halmidi inscription, which is said to be the earliest Kannada inscription.
‘Allowing public late night will imperil Museum items’
The government is now all set to allow motorists from the gate which is close to Government Museum. Despite the seven entry/exits points being closed by 9 pm, only the gate near the museum will be open till 11 pm as per the proposal. According to a document available with TNIE, Horticulture Department director has called a meeting on Friday to discuss and take decisions on many issues including the one on extending deadline for closing the gate.
Devarakonda Reddy, President of Karnataka Itihaasa Academy told TNI E that they have been opposing the plan for a long time and had even written a letter to authorities concerned including Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The museum building is adjacent to Venkatappa Art Gallery which was started in 1971 and Vishveshwariah Museum which opened in 1961. All three places, which have put on display expensive items including antique pieces, attract visitors.
“Allowing public till late night will pose a threat to these items. We are not just allowing anti-social elements into the premises but also posing threat to trees inside Cubbon Park,” he said. One has to pass by the century-old huge inscriptions on the road connecting the museum to the club. “If any miscreants damage these precious writings, who will be responsible?’’ asked a staffer of the museum on condition of anonymity.
Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.
The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.
Kerala: LoP Satheesan takes swipe at Tharoor; says ‘sectarianism won’t be allowed in Congress’ 
Shraddha murder case: Aaftab committed crime ‘in heat of the moment’, lawyer tells court
Goa ‘Silly Souls’ bar row: Activist challenges Excise Commissioner’s order
Thiruvananthapuram mayor letter row: Crime Branch fails to find original copy; seeks detailed probe
Sri Lanka ministers sacked by party ahead of crucial budget vote in parliament
Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray, Prakash Ambedkar likely to form alliance to counter BJP


Shop Sephari

Leave a Reply