Dome shaped shelters of a bus-stop were demolished by the authorities after a Bharatiya Janata Party MP said the structures resembled like a mosque.
The highways authority issued a notice to the Mysore City Corporation commissioner on November 15 – just a day after Prathap Simha, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Mysuru-Kodagu constituency, threatened to bulldoze dome-shaped bus stops, claiming that they looked like mosques.
However, BJP MLA SA Ramadass has said that the domes were modelled on the Mysuru Palace and were designed to conserve the city's heritage. Ramadass is the MLA from the Krishnaraja Assembly constituency, within which the bus stop is located.
On Sunday, Simha thanked Ramadass for getting the dome-like structures removed, The Times of India reported.
"If there is a big dome in the middle and two smaller domes next to each other, it is a mosque,” he said. “Thanks to the DC [Deputy Commissioner] who asked for time and kept his word and to Ramdas ji who understood the reality and bowed to the public opinion."
The Mysore City Corporation and the Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited ordered to demolish the Nanjangud/Ooty National Highway bus stop within a week, failing which action was initiated.