Mysore, July 28 (SH&KK)- Heritage tongas are going to come on city roads by Dasara. The ambitious plan of the City Corporation to get the heritage transport moving was officially launched here on Tuesday.

The traditional tonga of Mysore, which reflects the city's heritage, is being pursued by MCC. Mayor Sandesh Swamy chaired the meeting of tonga operators held in the Council Hall yesterday and identified 22 tonga operators. An agreement was arrived to grant between Rs. 1.40 to Rs. 1.60 lakh for each tonga and horse in good health. It was also decided to provide 50 percent of amount as grant from the Corporation and the remaining amount as loan from Vijaya Bank.

The 22 beneficiaries are required to open their bank accounts and its was agreed that the amount of grant to be credited to the account today itself.

K.S. Raiker, MCC Commissioner, Suresh Babu, Superintending Engineer, Jayaram, Assistant Director, Department of Tourism and the beneficiaries of the scheme were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore