[47], The citizens of Mysore elect five representatives to the Legislative assembly of Karnataka through the constituencies of Chamaraja, Krishnaraja, Narasimharaja, Hunsur and Chamundeshwari. KUVEMPUNAGARA POLICE STATION One of the major projects undertaken by MUDA is the creation of an Outer Ring Road to ease traffic congestion. With the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire after the Battle of Talikota in 1565, the Mysore Kingdom gradually achieved independence, and by the time of King Narasaraja Wodeyar (1637) it had become a sovereign state. [95] The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and other private agencies operate buses both within the city and between cities. Nanjangud Industrial area also boasts being 2nd highest VAT / Sales Taxpayer which is more than ₹4 billion (US$56 million) after Peenya which is in state capital Bangalore. Within the city, buses are cheap and popular means of transport, auto-rickshaws are also available and tongas (horse-drawn carriages) are popular with tourists. Media Gallery. [90], Mysore is connected by National Highway NH-212 to the state border town of Gundlupet, where the road forks into the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This was the only channel available to Mysoreans until Star TV started satellite channels in 1991. Popular destinations for wildlife enthusiasts near Mysore include the Nagarahole National Park, the wildlife sanctuaries at Melkote, Mandya and B R Hills and the bird sanctuaries at Ranganathittu, Mandya and Kokrebellur, Mandya. Within the city limits of Mysuru, there are two small stations in the line which connects Chamarajanagara. [75] The Industrial School, the first institute for technical education in the city, was established in 1892; this was followed by the Chamarajendra Technical Institute in 1913. METAGALLY POLICE STATION [17], In December 2005, the Government of Karnataka announced its intention to change the English name of the city to Mysuru. [23]:31 The Mysore Kingdom, governed by the Wodeyar family, initially served as a vassal state of the Vijayanagara Empire. He died in September 1974 and was cremated in Mysore city. JAYALAKSHMIPURAM POLICE STATION An annual sports meeting is organised there during the Dasara season too. It is located at an altitude of 740 m (2,427 ft). Sudharma, the only Indian daily newspaper in Sanskrit, is published in Mysore. Nanjangud industrial area hosts a number of industries like AT&S India Pvt Ltd, Nestle India ltd, Reid and Taylor, Jubiliant, TVS, Asian Paints. After numerous legal hurdles, it remains unfinished as of 2012[update]. [33]:43 The city is divided into 65 wards and the council members (also known as corporators) are elected by the citizens of Mysore every five years. Note: [39] The council members, in turn, elect the mayor. Control Room: 100, 0821 - 2418139, 0821 - 2418339 [29] B R Hills, Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta hill and the hill stations of Ooty, Sultan Bathery and Madikeri are close to Mysore. Find Your Police Station  |  Notifications WOMEN POLICE STATION People in and around Mysore extensively use Kannada as a medium of language. The annual budget of the corporation for the year 2011–2012 was ₹4.27 billion (equivalent to ₹7.1 billion or US$99 million in 2019). [65]:459 Modern education began in Mysore when a free English school was established in 1833. [126], Mysore is a major tourist destination in its own right and serves as a base for other tourist attractions in the vicinity. Mysore also has a 42.5-kilometre (26.4 mi) long ring road that is being upgraded to six lanes by the MUDA. ACP DEVARAJ Select Message from Commissioner . [87][88] Kannada writers Kuvempu, Gopalakrishna Adiga and U. R. Ananthamurthy were educated in Mysuru and served as professors at the Mysore University. [15] He was killed by the Goddess Chamundeshwari, whose temple is situated atop the Chamundi Hills, after whom it is named.