Mysuru Palace fire damages ticket counter, compound wall

12 May 2017 | By Mansi Motwani

A fire which broke out at an ATM-kiosk inside Mysuru Palace caused damage to parts of the palace's gate, the compound wall near the ticket counter and the counter.

No injuries were reported; the area was cordoned off.

According to reports, an electrical short-circuit in the ATM room caused the fire. It was doused by 6:35 am.

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12 May 2017Mysuru Palace fire damages ticket counter, compound wall

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Commuters will also get complementary copies of the Times of India newspaper in the morning.

The free distribution of water will be across 626 premium services including Airavat Club Class, Airavat Diamond Class, Airavat, AC Sleeper and Flybus.

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