Mandya: Following the announcement by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in his Budget speech that the iconic Brindavan Gardens at Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam will be developed on the lines of Disneyland in the US, Tourism and Sericulture Minister S.R. Mahesh visited the Dam site on Tuesday  and held preliminary discussion with officials. 

The CM has allotted an initial funding of Rs. 5 crore for the project. The Minister directed the officials to prepare a blueprint to convert the Gardens into Disneyland. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mahesh said that at present, 185 acres of land was available at KRS. “As per the estimate, officials have told me that 500 acres of land is available and most of the land has been encroached. I have directed Pandavapura Assistant Commissioner to survey the land and submit a report,” he said. 

The Disneyland-like tourist attraction will be developed in the 185-acre land along with the land that has been encroached. “We will take action to vacate the encroachment. I will hold discussions with CM Kumaraswamy and Water Resources Minister D.K. Shivakumar,” he said. 

The Gardens will be developed in such a way that the original shape of the Garden will be retained. The Garden should be redesigned and renovated for a refreshing look for a memorable experience for tourists,” he said.