The vicinity of Chikkagadiyara (Dufferin Clock Tower) which was developed by Mysore City Corporation (MCC) into a glittering social gathering place recently, has plunged into total darkness after evening now thanks to the negligence of MCC and Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company (CESC).

The said circular area is usually buzzing with people for almost 20 hours a day. Vendors will be busy selling fruits, vegetables and flowers till late in the night. A lot of women too frequent the area and the darkness naturally aids anti-social activities. Newspaper boys who work very early in the morning too are inconvenienced.

Surprisingly, for the last one week, there is no power supply to the decorative lamps hung from poles raising questions in the minds of passers-by.

After the area was developed with a lot of hype, power for illumination was taken temporarily and never regularised with a standard energy meter. Hence, CESC has cut off power supply.